Vail, Colorado Avalanche Kills 1, Injures 3

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 7, 2014 5:48 pm

An avalanche broke in a back country skiing area just outside of Vail Mountain Ski resort in Colorado earlier today, killing one man and injuring three others.

According to Fox News, The Eagle County Sheriffs Office stated that the avalanche occurred at the East Vail Chutes, a back country ski area in Vail. Authorities rescued three skiers that were trapped in the avalanche, but one skier was killed at the scene. This back country area is known to be very dangerous and avalanche-prone.

Grooming after a busy day of skiing

Photo: The Ski Channel / Vail Ski Resort, Colorado