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February 19, 2013
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Skier escapes Peak 1 avalanche

A skier reportedly escaped an avalanche he triggered along a ridge on Peak 1 near Frisco Tuesday afternoon, according to Summit County Rescue Group officials.

The individual made it to the bottom of the mountain without injuries after triggering a slide below him.

"That can happen sometimes when you're skiing down," SCRG spokesman Charles Pitman said. "The compression will set off a slide below."

Officials sent out the Flight for Life helicopter to survey the slide area. Officials do not believe anyone else was involved, as only one set of tracks was seen from the air.

The avalanche danger in Summit County is currently rated considerable on all north, east and southern slopes near and above treeline, according to a report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.


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The Summit Daily Updated Feb 19, 2013 07:29PM Published Feb 19, 2013 03:58PM Copyright 2013 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.