PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – One skier died on Monday in an avalanche at the Markley Hut south of Aspen. The victim was part of a group of backcountry skiers.

The group managed to find the buried victim, but were not successful in reviving them. The victim’s identity has not been released.

Officials say many of the routes to huts like Markley Hut pass through avalanche-prone land with loose unpacked snow.


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