Tragic news out of Summit County where one skier is reported dead following an avalanche in the Breckenridge backcountry. CBS Colorado reports the Summit County Rescue Group responded to a call for a backcountry avalanche with confirmed burials at around 2:00pm yesterday afternoon
Two skiers, a father and adult son, accessed the backcountry area called “The Numbers” located outside the Breckenridge Ski Resort boundary on Peak 10. The father and son were caught in the avalanche around 1 p.m.
The father was able to dig himself out after being partially buried. He then skied out of the area to get phone reception to call emergency personnel. The call to authorities was made around 1:40 p.m.
A probe line was formed to find the son and the onsite command confirmed that the subject was found deceased by a dog team at 3:11 p.m. Summit County Rescue Group responded with a total of 23 crew members along with three members of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit. Breckenridge Ski Resort ski patrol also responded to support search and rescue efforts.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends. Be safe out there folks.
— Summit County Rescue (@SCrescuegroup) January 1, 2023