Transcript for Avalanche kills one person in Colorado outside of Aspen, officials say
Now two of the west in New Mexico and Colorado two deaths have been confirmed in an avalanche ABC's Clinton sand Dell has more. They Stephanie hello from a very snowy and windy Denver we are told. This avalanche that occurred yesterday it was about 400 feet wide 200 feet long it came down on a group of skiers in the back country wilderness outside of Aspen Colorado. We're told that one ski here was buried in this slide the group that he was with was able to dig him out of the slide. He was not doing while they attempted CPR to try and revive him but in the end he did not survive. Now this has already been a very busy and deadly avalanche season the numbers are in an avalanche experts tell us that just in the last eleven days. They've recorded 280. Avalanches. Across the west and ten people. Have been trapped in those slides. And four people have been killed in fact and you talked. They just recorded their first avalanche deaths in three years and of course you remember last week we had those two skiers who were killed. On an inbound. Popular ski run in taos New Mexico so. A lot going on not a slide. Authorities are urging people to check the avalanche center web sites check those current conditions before going out on the slopes before hitting the back country because right now. They tell us conditions are very dangerous and right now is when things really start to ramp up activity wise for avalanche is bud. We are reminded that avalanche season lasts a long time and we see avalanche deaths. Well into spring we're talking April may sometimes even ended June so we have a lot of time left. Ago in this avalanche season Stephanie. Foreign Clinton thank you very much for that.
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