5 Snowboarders Killed in Colorado Avalanche

Five (5) snowboarders were killed Saturday afternoon in an avalanche during the Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering at Colorado’s Loveland Pass.

Authorities reportedly said search and rescue teams from various ski resorts recovered the bodies several hours after the deadly snowslide which was suspected to have been triggered by the casualties whose identities are still unknown as of this posting.

A sixth snowboarder survived and called for help, said Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger, who revealed that the victims traveled about 1,100 feet some 100 yards off US 6, the second longest highway in the country.

Loveland Pass has an elevation of close to 12,000 feet and is popular among backcountry skiers and snowboarders, according to the Associated Press via Yahoo! News.

The bodies of the 5 snowboarders killed in the avalanche were brought to the coroner’s office.