Sadly, another victim has been taken by a Colorado avalanche. On Wednesday, a backcountry snowboarder was killed in an avalanche a mile west of Arapahoe Basin.
The Summit County coroner’s office said he was a 20-year-old from Spring Grove, Ill., who worked for Breckenridge Ski Resort and had lived in Colorado since November.
The man was skiing with two friends, who were behind him and avoided the avalanche just before 3 p.m. The two told survivors it took them more than 20 minutes to get a cellphone signal and that they reached their friend, but he died later.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said the slide happened in a steep gully south of U.S. 6. It was 150 feet wide and slid down about 800 feet.