Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Skier recovering after southwestern Colorado avalanche

By: Associated Press
March 17, 2014 Updated: March 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm
0

TELLURIDE — Authorities say a 35-year-old skier is recovering after he was caught in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado.

The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office says the Norwood man, whose name has not been released, was skiing with a friend in the Serpent Couloir near the town of Ophir when they triggered the slide Sunday afternoon.

The man was not buried, but he suffered a broken femur. His friend, who was not injured, skied to Ophir and called for help.

Sheriff's deputy Todd Rector says the injured skier was carried about 1,400 vertical feet by the shallow slab avalanche.

Comment Policy
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.