Avalanche reported on Minturn Mile outside of Vail; no victims reported | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Avalanche reported on Minturn Mile outside of Vail; no victims reported

John LaConte | Vail Daily

An avalanche was triggered on the Minturn Mile outside of Vail early Thursday afternoon, according to Eagle River Fire Protection District and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

The Minturn Mile is a popular backcountry route where skiers begin by exiting a gate out of Vail Mountain into out-of-bounds territory that ends in the town of Minturn. The entrance is well-marked with warnings about the dangers of backcountry skiing.

“We just had an avalanche there on the Minturn Mile. There were no injuries, there’s no threat to the public and the trail has been closed per the U.S. Forest Service,” said deputy Scott Peterson, of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, at 2:30 p.m. “We believe it was naturally caused and there’s no danger to the public.”

Peterson said Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the bottom of the trail in Minturn, saying he saw the avalanche came down “toward the bottom of the trail.

Crews are on the scene, and the Vail Daily will be providing updates on this story.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User