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Colorado skier dies in avalanche on Sunday

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 07:29:56-05

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A backcountry skier died after being fully buried in an avalanche on south Diamond Peak in Cameron Pass in northern Colorado on Sunday.

Several people recovered her body, but she did not survive.

According to the the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, this is the first avalanche fatality this season.

The avalanche was reported being 2 to 3 feet deep, very wide, and approximately 500 vertical feet.

The CAIC will survey the site on Monday, and they express their condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.