One dead after avalanche near Aspen, authorities say |

One dead after avalanche near Aspen, authorities say

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – One person reportedly died Monday in an avalanche in Maroon Bowl on the back side of Aspen Highlands ski area, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

One person in a group of five people was caught in the slide. Maroon Bowl is in the backcountry, outside of the ski area boundary. The incident was reported to authorities at about 2:45 p.m. The individual was located by others in the group and CPR was initiated, according to a sheriff’s office press release. The resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

The other four made it out of the avalanche area. The sheriff’s office says the body will likely be recovered Tuesday. Members of Mountain Rescue Aspen and the sheriff’s office were assessing the stability of the snow where the slide occurred, and Investigators were interviewing the survivors.


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