This is death number two for Colorado. A skier died today in a avalanche near Loveland Ski Area. Read below. Lets all be safe out there! With all this new snow in the Colorado mountains, we have to make sure we take EVERY percaution, even if it seems safe. Just make sure you have to proper equipment to ski the backcountry, even if it is Loveland Pass and you have been there a millions times. RIP.
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY - Alpine Rescue says a man was killed and another seriously injured in an avalanche in Dry Gulch, east of Loveland Ski Area along Interstate 70
The incident happened Sunday afternoon in the backcountry, not at Loveland Ski Area. The injured skier has been rescued.
Alpine Rescue says it believes the cross country skiers triggered the slide. Avalanche danger in the area was moderate but warnings had been issued because of the conditions.
Another person was in the area and saw what happened. That person rushed to help and performed CPR on the man who later died. Thirty people are in the area helped recover the body of the victim and help the injured skier down.
This is the second deadly avalanche of the season.