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.
On Sunday December 8, a backcountry skier was caught and fully buried in an avalanche on south Diamond Peak. The avalanche was described as 2 to 3 feet deep, very wide, and running close to 500 feet vertically. This is the first person killed in an avalanche this season in CO. pic.twitter.com/bsHqgOJPLX— CAIC:Statewide Info (@COAvalancheInfo) December 9, 2019
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.