31-year-old man from Colorado is 11th avalanche death this season. Spring conditions continue to change, Colorado Avalanche Information Center warns.
Gábor Házas, 54, was skiing just beyond the Aspen Highlands ski area boundary when he was caught in an avalanche, the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office said
The slide happened in the Maroon Bowl, which is on the backside of the popular Highland Bowl, a hike-to area on Aspen Highlands
Forecasters and snow scientists with the CAIC work with land managers, county sheriffs and search and rescue groups to compile detailed accounts of every fatal avalanche. Those reports are the cornerstones of avalanche education.
The man, who hasn’t been publicly named, is the seventh avalanche death this winter season
The experienced ski tourers were in the trees at about 8,400 feet. Rescuers also are looking for a snowmobiler swept away in Conejos County.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office says it was alerted to the slide on Corona Pass, in the area of Mount Epworth and Pumphouse Lake, at about 2:15 p.m.
Two people died in slides in December and avalanche risk remains “considerable” this week after recent storms in Colorado high country.
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