Backcountry skier possibly buried in avalanche near Telluride |

Backcountry skier possibly buried in avalanche near Telluride

Rescuers used shovels to search for man’s body

A backcountry skier went missing Tuesday and is believed to be a victim of an avalanche near Telluride, authorities say.

“Someone was in the backcountry and got caught in an avalanche,” a dispatcher said Wednesday morning.

The San Miguel County sheriff’s office will oversee a new search Wednesday near Bear Creek for the man’s body, according to a dispatcher.

“They were looking last night and they couldn’t find him,” the dispatcher said.

Bear Creek Trail is closed while rescuers search for the missing skier, who was reported overdue around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website, click here.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User