Skier dies in avalanche near Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort

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BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A skier has died in an avalanche in the backcountry near Beaver Creek Resort, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports.

The avalanche happened at about 3 p.m. in a steep, northwest-facing chute at an elevation of around 10,500 feet (3,200 meters), said the center, which is still investigating.

Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis has not released the name of the victim, the Vail Daily reported.

Monday’s death is the 35th avalanche related fatality in the U.S. this season and the 12th in Colorado, matching the state’s 1992-93 avalanche death tolls

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