Skiers Arrested For Skiing Closed Area An Hour And Half Before Mountain Rescue Skier Was Killed By Avalanche

Skiers Arrested For Skiing Closed Area An Hour And Half Before Mountain Rescue Skier Was Killed By Avalanche

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Skiers Arrested For Skiing Closed Area An Hour And Half Before Mountain Rescue Skier Was Killed By Avalanche

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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. 

 

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