2 backcountry skiers killed in La Plata County avalanche

Two backcountry skiers were killed in an avalanche in La Plata County Saturday, according to La Plata County Search & Rescue.

Crews found the two men buried about 4 feet deep in avalanche debris near the Vallecito Reservoir around 3:36 a.m. Sunday, La Plata County Search & Rescue said in a news release.

The two La Plata County residents left for skiing at 7 a.m. Saturday and intended to return by noon, the release said.

However, when they failed to return home, a missing persons report was taken at 9:18 p.m. and crews began searching for the pair, finding ski tracks later that night that led crews to the avalanche site.

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