Avalanche in Colorado Kills Two

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 17, 2014 12:29 pm

A massive avalanche broke this past weekend in Colorado mountains, killing two back country skiers and injuring three. This recent avalanche is the third deadly avalanche to happen in Colorado in less than a week.

According to CBS news, “Susan Matthews, a spokeswoman for the Lake County Office of Emergency Management, said seven skiers on Star Mountain near Leadville triggered the slide at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Search and rescue crews found the bodies of two skiers Sunday afternoon”.

Avalanche danger remains on high in that area and skiers are warned to take extreme caution when skiing out of bounds or in back country terrain.

Video: CBS News