Backcountry Skier Becomes 12th Avalanche Fatality In Colorado This Year

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported the states 12th avalanche death on March 22.

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- Another skier has been killed in an avalanche in the backcountry. It happened Monday just South of Beaver Creek Resort in an out of bounds area known as the Sanctuary Chute. The slide trapped Gary Smith of Eagle County, and the 37-year-old died. This has been one of the deadliest avalanche seasons Colorado has seen in modern history. This is the 12th avalanche death in our state.