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Service Saturday for Snowmass ski patroller killed in avalanche

SNOWMASS, Colo. (AP) – A memorial for the Snowmass ski patroller who died following an avalanche will be held Saturday at the resort.

Forty-nine-year-old Patricia Hileman died Sunday while skiing alone in a closed area, the Ship’s Prow Glades. The 26-year veteran was swept over a cliff after triggering a small avalanche.

The Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/Zfzwfk) reports the service will be held at the Elk Camp restaurant on the slopes of Snowmass. People attending are asked to wear pink and bring their best stories about Hileman, the first person to die in an avalanche this season in Colorado.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center concluded that Hileman triggered the avalanche by skiing across the top boundary of a previous avalanche. That avalanche was triggered by explosives on Dec. 27, three days before.

Information from: Aspen Daily News, http://www.aspendailynews.com


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