ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has released more details about the deadly avalanche that killed a member of Mountain Rescue Aspen.

According to the CAIC, John Galvin and another skier started their day on April 8 at the Aspen Highlands Ski Area.

john galvin Skier In Deadly Avalanche Moved Backcountry To Get Away From Mitigation

John Galvin (credit: CBS)

They wanted to go into the backcountry until ski patrol finished avalanche mitigation work nearby.

Around 2 p.m. the two heard a collapse.

Galvin apparently yelled, “We’re going for a ride!” before being carried away in the slide.

Galvin, 57, was a 30-year veteran of Mountain Rescue Aspen.

The other skier survived.


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