ASPEN, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – A tour guide in the Aspen Mountain Powder Tours permit area on Richmond Ridge was unharmed after being buried by an avalanche. The Aspen Daily News reports the Aspen Skiing Company employee was rescued Saturday by his skiing partner.
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The company says the staff members were scouting terrain prior to Sunday’s season opening. Company Vice President of Communications Jeff Hanle says neither employee was seriously injured, and both staff members have returned to work.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center Deputy Director Brian Lazar says the incident was reported to the center around 3 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: 'Doing Nothing Is Not An Option': New Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington Vows To Fix Long Lines
A report from the CAIC says the first skier, whose name has not been released, was carried at least 20 yards and buried at the base of a tree.
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