A tragic story coming out of Taos, New Mexico where the second victim of last week’s inbounds avalanche has also passed away. Corey Borg, 21 of Vail, Colorado was skiing the K3 Chute off the expert area of Kachina Peak on 1/17, when a slab avalanche released.
The Taos Ski Valley community is reeling after the accident, which is the first inbounds avalanche incident in the resorts 60+ year history. TSV ski patrol had preformed regular avalanche mitigation work prior to opening the terrain to the public that Thursday morning. An investigation into what caused the avalanche is still ongoing at this time.
“My nephew ( my sisters son) Corey Borg was in an avalanche while skiing in NM. We are trying to take financial stress away for the family and allow them to just focus on Corey. We greatly appreciate anything and please continue to pray for everyone. Thanks so much!” – Corey Borg Family [GoFundMe]
Matthew Zonghetti, 26 of Mansfield, Massachusetts also passed away in the avalanche after separating from his father to take a few runs in more expert terrain. Both of the young men caught were avid skiers, on vacation in New Mexico.
A GoFundMe has been started by Corey’s family and you can donate here.
*Our deepest condolences go out to the victims’ friends and family.