On November 2nd, an avalanche occurred on Hoosier Pass, partially burying a backcountry skier. The skier was able to self-extricate. The skier was uninjured.

According to Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the slide was triggered accidentally while the aforementioned skier and another skier were crossing a small slope.

While this skier walked away without injury, this incident is an important early-season reminder to those entering Colorado’s snowy high country. Be aware of the current snowpack and only enter avalanche prone terrain if you have the proper training and equipment.

This is the second reported time this season that an avalanche has hit someone in Colorado. The first case involved a hiker. The hiker required medical attention as a result of that incident, as they were dragged over rocks and cliffs for approximately 150 feet.

Read more about the incident here.

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