There has been an unconfirmed death today in Telluride resulting from an avalanche in lower Bear Creek. The slide occurred in Contention, a popular side country run in lower Bear Creek accessed from a backcountry gate off Telluride's Chair 9. There are few details of the incident at this point and we will update this post as they become available. This is unfortunate, sad news and our thoughts are with the victims family, friends, and loved ones.

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*UPDATED*: Avalanche Fatality Today in Telluride's Lower Bear Creek...More Details to Come

Lower Bear Creek - Photo: TellurideOffPiste.com

Lower Bear Creek - Photo: TellurideOffPiste.com

The Watch Newspaper is reporting that Nate Soules, a longtime local was killed today in Telluride resulting from an avalanche in lower Bear Creek. He was wearing a beacon, an avalung, and an airbag pack which was deployed and punctured. Nate was 38 years old with a wife and young child.

The slide occurred in the Contention Slide Path in an area called The Fingers, a popular side country zone in lower Bear Creek accessed from a backcountry gate off Telluride’s Chair 9. Today’s tragedy is the 5th Colorado avalanche fatality of the season. We will continue to update this post as more details become available.

This is unfortunate, awful news and our thoughts are with the victims family, friends, and loved ones.

 

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