TELLURIDE – A backcountry skier at the center of an extensive search in Telluride has been found dead.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said 47-year-old Salvadore Garcia-Atance triggered an avalanche Tuesday morning. The slide was reportedly 15 to 20 feet deep.
Garcia-Atance’s body was recovered Wednesday morning.
So far, five people have died in Colorado avalanches this year.