The avalanche happened in the Maroon Bowl area of Highland Peak, outside the ski area boundary of Aspen Highlands.
PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — A skier was killed in a large avalanche just outside the boundary of Aspen Highlands ski area Sunday, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said.
The avalanche happened in the Maroon Bowl area of Highland Peak, outside the ski area boundary of Aspen Highlands. The sheriff’s office said one person was killed. Two other skiers were caught in the slide, but were able to pull themselves out, the sheriff’s office said. Rescue crews are working to get to them and remove them from the avalanche area.
This is the second fatal avalanche in Colorado in three days. On Friday, a man from Glenwood Springs was killed in an avalanche southwest of Marble in Gunnison County. Two other people were caught and injured in that avalanche. One of them hiked out of the backcountry to get help, and the other was evacuated by helicopter.
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