Backcountry skier found dead in Telluride’s Bear Creek

Backcountry skier found dead in Telluride’s Bear Creek

Search and Rescue and Telluride Ski Patrol have recovered the body of a backcountry skier who was killed in an avalanche Tuesday in the Bear Creek Preserve area in Telluride, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. Searchers found the body of 47 year-old Salvadore Garcia-Atance with a probe line near the creek at the top of the Bear Creek trail about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. “Of course, this is not the outcome any of us were hoping for, and on behalf of myself and all of us involved in this mission, we extend our sincerest condolences to Mr. Garcia-Atance’s family,” said Sheriff Bill Masters. The avalanche occurred between 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tempter area of Bear Creek a couloir off the Telluride Ski Resort. It was about 75 feet wide and left a debris field 300 feet long and 15 to 20 feet deep, according […]

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