1 dead, 3 injured in avalanche near Vail

VAIL — One person is dead and three others are injured following an avalanche in the backcountry near Vail.

Eagle County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jessie Mosher says the slide happened at around 11:30 a.m. today in the East Vail Chutes, which is between Vail Mountain and Vail Pass.

She says the three survivors don’t have life-threatening injuries. Crews are working to get them out of the area.



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