- A 36-year-old man was killed in an avalanche near Rapid Creek near Marble on Saturday.
- A second avalanche occurred near Aspen Highlands Ski Resort on Sunday, killing one skier and injuring two others.
- The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is investigating both avalanches and has warned skiers and snowboarders to be aware of the potential for avalanches in the area.
On Sunday afternoon, tragedy struck near the Aspen Highlands Ski Resort in Aspen, Colorado, when a skier was killed in an avalanche. This is the second avalanche-related death in the area in two days.
The first avalanche occurred on Saturday near Rapid Creek near Marble, killing a 36-year-old man who was found buried in about four feet of snow, according to the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office.
The second avalanche happened in the Maroon bowl area outside of the Aspen Highlands resort near Aspen, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said. Three skiers were caught in the large avalanche, with one skier being killed and two others injured. The splitboarder was able to hike out to get help and the other skier was rescued by helicopter.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is currently investigating both avalanches and has warned skiers and snowboarders to be aware of the potential for avalanches in the area. They are also reminding skiers and snowboarders to always check the avalanche forecast before heading out into the backcountry.
The names of the victims have not yet been released. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those affected by these tragic events.
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