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.
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The group managed to find the buried victim, but were not successful in reviving them. The victim’s identity has not been released.READ MORE: Denver Police Search For Suspect Driver In Deadly Hit & Run That Killed Pedestrian
Officials say many of the routes to huts like Markley Hut pass through avalanche-prone land with loose unpacked snow.