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So was there a secondary slide today on the pass that caused them to close the road or was this part of the same incident?

I'm trying to find the article about the road closure but it seems to have disappeared from the Denver Post's website.
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So was there a secondary slide today on the pass that caused them to close the road or was this part of the same incident?

I'm trying to find the article about the road closure but it seems to have disappeared from the Denver Post's website.
The road closure may have just been to try to facilitate the attempted rescue.
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Anyone know where this happened?

One of the articles I read made it sound like it was closer to the Loveland Ski area side. Maybe just past the backcountry access gate off chair 1?
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7NEWS - 5 snowboarders killed in avalanche by US 6 Loveland Pass - Local Story

This seems to be the most up to date info I've seen.
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I was at loveland today and left right when this happened, i think i saw this group gathering up before they all took off : (, heading back on 70 to denver there were 3-4 cop suvs flying past the other way, now it makes sense, RIP
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It was on Sniktau, which is a peak off of the continental divide on Loveland Pass. Above the Loveland Valley.
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R.I.P to the ones unfortunate and prayers to their families and friends. man this really sucks....

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It was on Sniktau, which is a peak off of the continental divide on Loveland Pass. Above the Loveland Valley.
Just did a quick search to get an idea of where Sniktau is. Looks like this isn't the first time this area has slid.
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As in Tunnel Creek, there were how many? Like 17 people out there, several of which knew better, several who thought, how can anything happen to these amazing guys?
To me thats the saddest part, how avoidable it was, but that groupthink kicks in and...
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Today is a shitty day for Colorado, the Colorado snowboard scene, and the snowboard industry as a whole. We lost some amazing people. Seriously sucks and I'm glad my close friends weren't involved but saddened it happened to some great people I knew.


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