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.
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.