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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....

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