BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A backcountry skier was buried and killed by an avalanche near Colorado’s Breckenridge ski resort, authorities said Sunday.
The spring avalanche was on Bald Mountain, a popular destination for ski touring, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said. It happened at about 13,000 feet elevation, according to the center, which said the slide was “small but long running.”
The center said the avalanche is believed to have happened on Saturday, but it had no further information.
The death marks the 11th avalanche fatality this year in Colorado and the 24th nationwide.
The winter of 2021-2022 had the most avalanche deaths on record, with 37 across the U.S.