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Two small avalanches triggered in Colorado on Saturday

Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 17:19:32-04

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Low avalanche danger does not mean no avalanche danger.

Two human-triggered avalanches occurred Saturday in Colorado.

One slide happened in Rocky Mountain National Park and the other on Black Mountain, near Arapahoe Basin.

According to reporting partner 9News in Denver, no injuries were reported from either slide.

The avalanche at Rocky Mountain National Park happened near Bear Lake and was triggered by two people who were heading up the Northeast Couloir of Hallet Peak, according to the Friends of the CAIC Facebook page. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said the slide happened at 8:30 a.m.

According to 9News, the second avalanche was triggered by six people who were heading up the  S— For Brains Couloir near A-Basin. The wind-slab avalanche hit Black Mountain at about 10 a.m.

Much of the state is under “low” avalanche danger. As shown by the two slides Saturday though, that does not mean no avalanche danger.