Body pulled from Aspen Mountain avalanche

February 24, 2015

 The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says the body of a skier who died in an Aspen Mountain avalanche was recovered Tuesday.

The body had been found Monday afternoon at the bottom of a snow-covered chute at about 9,400 feet after a fellow skier time notified emergency workers of the back country avalanche and of a missing skier in the Castle Creek Valley. Conditions had been deemed too dangerous to attempt a recovery Monday.

A five-person Mountain Rescue Aspen team set out early Tuesday and completed the recovery in about three hours.

The dead skier's name has not yet been released.