Fort Collins woman killed in avalanche in northern Colorado


FORT COLLINS | A 29-year-old Fort Collins woman died Sunday in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in northern Colorado.

It’s the first avalanche death this winter season in Colorado, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the avalanche occurred about 2:45 p.m. Sunday near Cameron Pass along Colorado 14.

The victim was not breathing when found by a person who had been skiing with her and others who helped to dig her out from the snow. But she was declared dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

The name of the victim was not immediately released.