Ski star Nick DeVore breaks femur in avalanche near Aspen

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 29, 2011 10:25 am

Aspen, CO – Renowned Aspen skier Nick DeVore suffered a broken femur after getting caught in a backcountry avalanche yesterday morning, authorities said.

The 25 year-old DeVore was set to undergo surgery yesterday afternoon at Aspen Valley Hospital, said Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Rene Rayton.

DeVore was skiing with four others who had snowmobiled from Aspen Mountain to Richmond Ridge to the Taylor Pass area, Rayton said. DeVore was skiing alone, however, when he got caught in a slide estimated to be 550 to 600 feet long in the M&M Chutes, located on the mountainside above Ashcroft, Rayton said.

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