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VAIL, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Authorities say a 13-year-old skier is dead after getting caught in an avalanche on Vail Mountain. A 28-year-old also died in an avalanche at Winter Park Resort.

The Vail Daily reports that the Eagle County coroner identified the skier at Vail as Taft Conlin of Eagle.

The paper says Vail Mountain reported the avalanche occurred Sunday afternoon on an expert run in a closed area.

Vail Mountain says rescuers provided life support and transported the patient to an ambulance that took him to Vail Valley Medical Center.

No other details of the skier’s injuries or the avalanche were immediately available.

Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock says Christopher Norris, 28, of Evergreen died of asphyxiation after he was caught in a small avalanche at the Winter Park Resort.

Resort officials say Norris’ body was found in a wooded area on Mary Jane Mountain after he failed to meet up with his companions.

An avalanche warning was in effect for the area at the time and the avalanche danger remained high Monday in Colorado’s mountains.

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