CassMT it's too soon to say what they did. It was a fairly large group. Six involved, it may have been larger to start. They were at the splitfest so I am sure stoke was high. There will be a detailed report from the CAIC soon enough.
That drainage, Sheep Creek has slid several times before. I believe there was a serious accident back there early in the last decade. Around 05 or so.
This is sad. My mom called me because she was worried I was involved. I had no idea about this because I left early yesterday from A-basin and went to sleep. Then I went to work. I seldom ride Loveland Pass, but did either Monday or Tuesday. I took just a few runs. There were visible slides that were set off from avalanche control that day. It was very busy too.
At A-basin I got a little worried when I looked over what cornices I wanted to drop at the Zuma Bowl. I thought it looked sketchy, especially with a large group standing on them. I am wondering how 5 people were taken. Maybe a cornice broke. I always thought people were suppose to drop in one at a time in the back country.
I don't know who were involved, I have not heard any names yet. I hope I don't know them. I know many people who ride up there on the regular. The pass is popular and The Basin was crowded. There were probably a lot of people out there yesterday. Many probably left from the Basin because the crowds were too much.
All of the casualties had beacons from news reports I read.
the reports out so far are saying that they remote triggered the release from below.
everyone speculating and mmqb should stfu and frankly, stay out of this thread.
there is a very very high chance that people who use this board or other online snowboarding/splitboarding sites are involved in this - there could very well be people who are friends with the victims or first responders to the event checking these kind of threads for releases of information.
Shred I have a few names of those involved/killed. I haven't gone through and searched emails yet as I just don't want to know. I know too much already. I am waiting for the official release of names before I figure this out.