Miles Venzara at the top of Hallway Couloir on Sultan Mountain outside of Silverton, Colo.

(Photo: Courtesy of Miles Venzara)

Anthony Seibert, a grandson of one of the founders of Vail, died in an avalanche last week while skiing the East Vail Chutes near the resort.

Seibert's accident isn't unique: Avalanches kill more people each year than any other natural disaster in the state, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Miles Venzara is leading an effort to put an end to avalanche accidents. 

Venzara co-owns Pine Needle Mountaineering in Durango, and he's trying to send young skiers to avalanche school through a new scholarship fund.