Body pulled from Aspen Mountain avalanche
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.
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