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    This is the slide


    Tragic, absolutely tragic.


    So sad. My condolences to their families and friends.

    When I saw this yesterday I was puzzled why all six of a group of six were caught. The Denver Post article indicates that at least one victim was skinning, fuzzy about the others (Splitboards are mentioned, but mode?). One of the rescuers states that they were not descending, but were crossing at the bottom of the slope. Makes more sense, more tragic if that’s possible. šŸ™


    So sad indeed. Condolences to all friends and family. To lose that many friends at the same time is hard to imagine.


    Any word yet on a fund for the victims’ families? Just read that Ian Lamphere has a young child. This is so incredibly sad.

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix


    Such sad, sad news! Always so deeply troubling when the places that give all of us so much pleasure, bring so much tragedy!
    My heart goes out to their families and all their friends! RIP fellow riders!

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    christoph benells

    man that is pretty shocking. i have worked closely with the survivor, jerome, he is our shop’s venture rep and if nothing else im stoked he made it out.

    thought sand prayers with the families of the victims.

    its very sad to see members of our small community in the news.


    Wishing the family and friends of the deceased strength as they process the events and attempt to move forward. RIP fellow splitters

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    162 Furberg


    rky mtn srfr

    I’m not sure what to say other than this really sucks, and I’m pretty bummed about finding out this news today. Be safe out there everyone. My thoughts and condolences go out to their friends and family.


    On behalf of the Australian snowboard community we send our condolences to friends and Family.
    This risk weighs heavily on my mind when travelling.
    From my association with Venture Iā€™m am happy that Jerome survived this horrible accident.


    Adam West


    Absolutely tragic…

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and family of those involved


    This saddens me to no end. I was just hanging out with these guys last week.

    Please be safe out there everyone.


    Preliminary Report from CAIC. More snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow in Colorado. Condolences to those who were lost in this accident. Everyone please be careful in the backcountry.


    My thoughts go out to the familys and friends of the riders.
    And the members of this fine community that knew them.

    South Island Split

    Oh man this is real tragic. Always so sad to hear about people taken by slides. Thoughts out for the friends and familys of the victims.


    Such a terrible tragedy. Wishing peace and comfort to those affected by this terrible loss. As stated by others, please be careful out there!


    My thoughts are with everyone affected by this event. I know a lot of users on here are very personally involved with this in one way or another, and I’m sorry for everything you’re going through right now.


    As others have stated this is deeply touching and hits horribly close to home. (literally.. šŸ˜Æ I have ridden LP SO many times its crazy) I had spent some time chatting with Joe at silverton splitfest and he seemed like a great guy, we even made loose plans to shred together.

    RIP fellow splitters. You will be missed


    I knew Ian, Joe, and Rick. Although my time with them was brief, they were all enthusiastic, stand up guys, who shared a large passion for splitboarding and skiing. I met Joe and Rick the week prior at Silverton Splitfest. I was struck by Rick’s calm and calculated demeanor. As soon as you met Rick, you knew he was a good person. Joe’s enthusiasm and spirit for the sport struck me from the beginning, and his friendliness, enthusiasm, and spirit was a pleasure to be around in the short time we spent together. I was excited to hear of their first event at Loveland following our Silverton Splitfest, and this has turned into a huge nightmare.

    Ian, who was owner of Gecko skins, a Vermonter, was a great guy who had a huge passion for the sport of backcountry skiing. There is a fundraiser for Ian’s fiance, and infant daughter Madelyn found here.

    This accident hurts a lot. Rest in peace Joe, Ian, Rick, Chris and Ryan.

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