Two Recent Colorado Avalanche Accidents

Two Recent Colorado Avalanche Accidents

Two recent avalanche accidents in Colorado, the first southwest of Marble and second near Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, have driven the number of fatalities in Colorado to 9 for the 2022-23 season and the number of total U.S. fatalities to 19.

While some riders have been moving into steeper terrain of late in Colorado without incident, these two accidents highlight that the possibility of triggering a large avalanche still exists. The mountains of central and southern Colorado are currently under an avalanche watch, with high avalanche danger forecasted for later this week.

For reports and more information, click here.

Support The Powder Cloud

The Powder Cloud is dedicated to providing you the education and mentorship required to travel safely and find the happiness in the backcountry.

We’d like to ask for your support—for our scrappy editorial team, our wise and experienced contributors and to help us develop new and creative ways to educate all backcountry skiers and riders.

If you are able, please consider supporting us. Thank you and we appreciate you.

Related Posts


Support The Powder Cloud

Support education and mentoring for all backcountry riders

We have a favor to ask of our backcountry community. Powder Cloud believes our educational content and journalism should be easily accessible to all backcountry riders. A majority of our content is free, and we strive to limit annoying distractions like blinking ads, paywalls and pop-up screens.

We need your support to sustain the work we and our contributors provide, and to help us develop new and exciting ways to educate our community.

With as little as $5, you can help our mission—to provide backcountry skiers and riders the mentorship they require to travel safely and find the happiness. It only takes a minute and we’re so grateful and appreciate you.