Three Backcountry Skiers Missing According to Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) reported that three backcountry skiers are still missing after a group of four triggered an avalanche in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado last Monday.

According to the Vail Daily, the skiers were from Eagle County.

Search and rescue teams have already rescued one who was found injured but alive while the three are still missing. 

The avalanche was triggered on a northeast-facing slope near treeline at an elevation of about 11,500 feet (3,505 meters) between the towns of Silverton and Ophir on Monday in an area locally known as The Nose.

Most of Colorado’s central and southern mountains are still in Level 3 avalanche danger after the incident.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, San Juan County Search and Rescue, Silverton Medical Rescue, CAIC, Helitrax helicopter service, and La Plata Search and Rescue are still continuing their search ops. 


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