SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (Summit Daily News) — Rescue crews in Colorado have said a backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche on Red Mountain near Silverthorne.
The Summit Daily News reported that a group of rescue volunteers responded to the skier-triggered avalanche Wednesday after a personal emergency beacon placed on the mountain was activated. Authorities say three men were on their way down when a shallow avalanche broke near the most uphill skier.
Authorities say the third man sustained fatal injuries while being carried about 1,800 feet. Neither of the other skiers suffered notable injuries. The Summit County coroner’s office is expected to release the man’s identity once his family is notified.