Backcountry skier killed in avalanche in Colorado
December 27, 2020
WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) — A backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche in Colorado on Saturday, becoming the fourth person to die in a slide in the state in just over a week.
The man was found buried in an avalanche near Berthoud Pass after relatives reported him overdue, the Grand County Search and Rescue said. Search team members found a recent avalanche and a pair of goggles before finding the skier buried in the snow, the group said.
The slide happened in an area known as Chimney Chute, a steep, narrow, chute that is below tree line, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said....