Skier Dies in Avalanche in Valle Nevado, Chile Backcountry

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Some of the temping terrain in Valle Nevado backcountry in low snow

A 26-year old backcountry skier was killed in an avalanche on Saturday just outside the boundaries of Valle Nevado ski resort in Chile.  He was with 4 other skiers who all survived with only minor injuries.

The deceased skier was buried in beneath over 6 feet of snow.

Rescue workers located the body of the skier using avalanche dogs after being informed of the avalanche buy the surviving skiers.

valle nevado el colorado backcountry
valle nevado el colorado backcountry

It is unknown at this time if these skiers had any backcountry travel experience nor if they were carrying avalanche equipment.

This is very sad news and we send our deepest condolences to everyone involved & affected by this tragedy.

We know a lot of our readers will be heading to the Southern Hemisphere to ski and ride this summer.  Bring you gear, stay alert, and always be safe in avalanche terrain.  It’s easy to get overly excited on a big trip to the other side of the world, but stay focused and stay safe.

Valle Nevado, Chile
Valle Nevado, Chile

Source of the information reported here:  Nacion.cl


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