The Aspen Times is reporting that three men were arrested by Snowmass Village police for skiing a closed area just an hour and a half before a Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteer died in an avalanche in Maroon Bowl.
A ski patroller, who was riding a lift, spotted the skiers in an area of the mountain that was closed due to avalanche risk. When confronted the three men admitted to ducking a rope to get into the area and were cooperative.
The skiers were each given a $250 ticket and kicked off the mountain. About an hour and a half later John Galvin of MRA was killed in an avalanche near where the men had been skiing.
On Monday, a man was arrested for skiing in a closed area for avalanche mitigation. Joshua Attenborough, 22, of Aspen enter Snowmass’ KT Gully area about 2:30 p.m. when ski patrollers were in the process of readying explosives.
Below is a video by Colorado Avalanche Information Center explaining the avalanche report involving John Galvin.