Search and rescue crews on a recovery mission Sunday following an avalanche a day before on Muddy Pass near Vail, Colorado. According to law enforcement, three mono-track riders from Eagle County triggered a large avalanche Saturday afternoon. All three males were buried, but one victim managed to dig out of the slide. The other two never surfaced, officials say.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release Sunday: “Currently, there is an active search and recovery mission underway for the other two individuals involved.”

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported Sunday morning about rising avalanche danger in the northern mountains on Sunday. They say the danger will spread to the central mountains on Monday.

Two snowmobilers feared dead in avalanche north of Vail


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