GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A skier was killed after triggering an avalanche in the high country.

Rescue crews were on the scene in Jackson County Tuesday afternoon.

Two other skiers called 911 about a slide near Parkview Mountain, northwest of Grand Lake.

Both Grand County and Jackson County personnel responded.

The two skiers that called 911 were safe but searchers looked for a third person reportedly with the group.

It was reported the victim was partially covered with no pulse.

Grand County Search and Rescue removed the victim from the southeast aspect of Parkview Mountain.

Avalanche danger in the area is moderate.

“Even though its moderate right now in that area they were just at about treeline when it released. A lot of people feel that they’re safe when they get down into the trees and that’s not the case,” said Dave Batura from Grand County Search and Rescue.

Authorities have released no other information concerning the victim and individuals in the party.

This is Colorado’s first deadly snow slide this season.

LINK: Colorado Avalanche Information Center


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