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Date: 2015-04-11
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Big Sky, Beehive Basin, Beehive Peak, Hanging Garden
State: MT
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 backcountry skier caught and killed

Late Saturday morning a 28-year-old Bozeman man was killed when he was swept over a cliff near Big Sky. The man and three others were in a popular backcountry area called Beehive Basin to the north of the ski area. The victim was the first skier when he triggered a small avalanche. The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is investigating and a link to their report will be available once filed.

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Posted 11 April 2015 @ 1715 MDT

Updated 15 April 2015 @ 1600 MDT with link to GNAFC's report

Updated 11 October 2015 @ 1030 MDT with new link to GNAF's report