Detailed Accident Report
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Crested Butte, Kebler Pass, Ruby Bowl
Summary: 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and 1 killed
A Crested Butte local was buried and killed on Thursday afternoon west of town. The victim and a friend were riding "Canadian" tandem, side-by-side when they triggered the avalanche. As they tried to escape the slide they may have hit a tree causing the victim to fall into a tree well that was overrun by the avalanche. His friend was not buried.
Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 0010 MST.