More details now available provide additional insight into the avalanche-related death that occurred on Red Mountain Pass over the weekend.
As we already knew, the deceased was skiing at the time of the accident, accompanied by other skiers. However, initial reports mentioned that there were 5 skiers involved. It has now been determined that there were actually six skiers involved, 5 of which survived and one who died.
Another detail included in the official CAIC report was that the skiers were participating in an avalanche safety course when they triggered a first slide, which subsequently triggered another slide. The skier that was killed was found by the rest of the group under roughly eight feet of snow. Attempts to revive him on site were not successful.
This is the 6th skiing/snowboarding-related death of the season, with previous deaths including 21-year-old Daniel Giger (accident at Breckenridge), 26-year-old Bill Brockmuller (collision at Eldora), 53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada (cardiac event at Keystone Resort), 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne (cardiac event at Keystone Resort), and Bindu Sky Pomeroy (accident in Vail backcountry).
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