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Date: 2013-04-18
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Vail Pass, Ptarmigan Hill, Avalanche Bowl
State: CO
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 backcountry (hybrid) snowboarder caught and killed

A group of 3 snowboarders using snowmobiles to accessed the backcountry from Vail Pass triggered a large avalanche. One rider was caught and swept into trees.

Provisional Report:

avalanche.state.co.us

Posted: DA, 18Apr2013