avalanche danger News

Avalanche Risk at Highest Level, Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off

Some of Europe’s top ski resorts, including Zermatt in Switzerland and St. Anton in Austria, are cut off as the avalanche danger was raised to the highest level across large swathes of the Alps. “The last time the risk was …

Avalanche Safety Message Targeted to Younger Crowds

Walker Smith has been skiing in-bounds at resorts since he was young, but lately the Seattle teen has become more interested “in getting tracks where no one else has really gone.” He knows backcountry travel comes with avalanche risks, he …

Damages Aspect of Suit Against Vail Resorts Allowed to Continue

Vail Resorts could have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to the family of a teenager who died in an avalanche while skiing in January 2012. The Vail Daily reports Saturday that a district court judge has …

No Dismissal in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Vail Resorts

A judge has denied Vail Resorts’ request to toss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who died in an avalanche while skiing in January 2012. The Vail Daily reports District Judge Chris Melonakis’ decision means the wrongful …

Avalanche Danger at a High This Season

Business is lagging this year at the Boulder Outdoor Center, where adventurers come to book and buy equipment for ski trips into the backcountry. Except, that is, in one area. The outfitter’s avalanche training courses keep selling out. An influx …