SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Search and rescue crews in San Miguel County say the found the body of a backcountry skier on Monday. The skier disappeared on Sunday in the Matterhorn area, outside of Telluride.

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The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office says the man was caught in an avalanche on Sunday.

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Crews searched for the “local” man on Sunday, but paused the search until Monday morning.

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Matterhorn and Priest Lake are now closed as avalanche mitigation work continues.

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