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Pair of ‘lucky’ skiers uninjured after triggering large slide near Coon Hill

A pair of backcountry skiers triggered this slide near Coon Hill on Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, according to the Summit County Rescue Group.
Summit County Rescue Group/Courtesy photo

No one was injured or buried when two backcountry skiers triggered a large slide in the Coon Hill area Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, according to the Summit County Rescue Group.

By calling Summit County dispatch’s nonemergency line at 970-668-8600 to report the slide and that no one was buried, the “lucky” skiers did exactly the right thing, the rescue group said in a Facebook post. The skiers also reported the slide to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.


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