Avalanche reported on Berthoud Pass, no burials

Updated at 1:30 p.m. – After an extensive search by ground and air crews as well as with the avalanche dog team and avalanche transceiver, it was determined that there were no people buried in the avalanche. Also, it was discovered that the tracks entering the glideslope exit at a different location.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Flight for Life and the Winter Park Ski Patrol Dog Team are responding to an avalanche with possible burials at Berthoud Pass.

Grand County Dispatch received a report of a possible avalanche in the Current Creek area near the “stamp” around 11:00 am on March 23, 2022. this time.

Avalanche conditions in the area are moderate, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The 2021-22 avalanche season has claimed six lives and ten reported burials in Colorado so far.

We will continue to update this story as new details emerge.

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