By Matt Kroschel

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Rescue crews raced to an area near Interstate 70 and the Eisenhower Tunnel Monday afternoon after a skier set off a large avalanche and became trapped in the snow.

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Summit County Rescue Group mission coordinators confirm a skier set off the slide and was partially buried and suffered critical injuries in the slide.

The avalanche happened near the entrance westbound I-70 above the parking lot at a place called Coon Hill.

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The victim’s name has not been released.

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Current avalanche conditions are considered considerable by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center but changing conditions and fresh snow are making avalanche danger tricky to predict.

Last Saturday a man was killed in an avalanche on St. Mary’s Glacier and snowmobiler was killed on Thursday on Kebler Pass. They were the first two avalanche deaths of this season.

LINK: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.