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Old 02-16-2012   #1
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another avalanche skier fatality

very sad to hear. in a normal year I ski this run a lot.

The Durango Herald 02/16/2012 | Man dies in avalanche near Wolf Creek

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Super sad; he was an exchange patroller at keystone from NZ, his partner broke his femur. no fun, please be safe out there, this is not our year!

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Old 02-17-2012   #3
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Very unfortunate, condolences to his family and friends. I have skied in this area several times before as well. The route they took seemed to have pretty thick timber coverage....

Here is the preliminary accident report:

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