Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1

A backcountry snowboarder was injured Tuesday when he was caught in an avalanche and swept into a tree.

The incident happened at about 2:15 p.m. on Snodgrass Mountain, near Crested Butte, at about 10,000 feet in elevation, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

A skier and splitboarder skinned up the southern side of Snodgrass and descended the north side in an area called First Bowl, according to a CAIC report. The boarder was caught in a slab avalanche and carried into a tree, injuring his leg.

The pair called 911 for help and were assisted out by organized rescuers.

dp news breaking?d=yIl2AUoC8zA - Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1 dp news breaking?d=dnMXMwOfBR0 - Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1 dp news breaking?d=7Q72WNTAKBA - Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1 dp news breaking?i=6I blCaHmZU:uULzAiaP7rE:V sGLiPBpWU - Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1 dp news breaking?d=qj6IDK7rITs - Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1

6I blCaHmZU - Snowboarder injured in avalanche on Snodgrass Mountain 20-1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.