Skier triggers Sopris avalanche on Sunday | AspenTimes.com

Skier triggers Sopris avalanche on Sunday

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A skier reportedly triggered an avalanche Sunday morning, while skinning the toe of Mount Sopris.
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A skier reportedly triggered an avalanche around 11 a.m. Sunday on Mount Sopris while skinning the toe of the slope. There were no injuries reported.

According to Ian Gray, who was in the area at the time of the incident, a female skier triggered the avalanche and was buried up to the waist but uninjured. Gray’s group had already summitted the slope, taking the same line as the skier shortly before the slide occurred.

“We had hiked up underneath that (area) only an hour and a half before,” Gray said. “It’s just one of those things. When you get that temperature change, you get those big, wet slabs that get a bit risky this time of year.”

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center did not immediately have details available on the slide.


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