Keystone Ski Patrol member killed in avalanche

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MINERAL COUNTY, Colo. — A member of the Keystone Ski Patrol was killed in an avalanche while skiing near Wolf Creek Pass Thursday afternoon, according to a Mineral County Sheriff’s representative.

The victim, who has not been identified, was skiing with two other men when the avalanche occurred. The two survivors were able to dig out from the snow. One man suffered minor injuries to his knee.

Keystone Resort issued the following statement:

Keystone Resort is deeply saddened to confirm the loss of a first-year, exchange ski patroller from New Zealand. The patroller was skiing on personal time and was fatally injured in an out of bounds avalanche near Wolf Creek Pass today.

Keystone and Vail Resorts sends its heartfelt condolences to the patroller’s friends, family and the entire Keystone family as they deal with this immense loss.

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