A search is ongoing for a missing snowmobiler after an avalanche near Ruby Mountain in Jackson County, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
The avalanche happened on Tuesday, the CAIC said in a news release.
Jackson County Search and Rescue reached the avalanche site Tuesday night, but did not find the missing rider. A search, including the use of dogs, is ongoing Wednesday.
Members of the missing riders group searched for him Tuesday and called the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for help, the release said.
The avalanche was on a northeast facing slope above 11,000-feet elevation.
“Early reports describe the riders traveling across the slope more than once before the avalanche,” the CAIC said. Slopes at all elevations and all aspects are dangerous today (Wednesday).”
Two people died in separate avalanches Sunday in the Colorado mountains. In current conditions, avalanches can be triggered on low-angle terrain below steep slopes.
“Please stick to slopes less than 30 degrees and avoid traveling under steeper slopes,” the CAIC said. “Places you’ve traveled in previous years may not be safe today, or the rest of the winter.”
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