Female skier dead after avalanche near Cameron Pass

Noah Pasley

A Fort Collins skier died Sunday afternoon after reports of an avalanche near Cameron Pass off Highway 14, according to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Larimer County Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 2:45 p.m. Sunday explaining that a backcountry skier was caught in an avalanche. 

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The 29-year-old female skier, who has not yet been identified, was dug out by fellow skiers in the party who then called for help. Deputies from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and neighboring Jackson County rescue resources responded.

The skier, who was not breathing after the avalanche, was declared dead at the scene. Her body was then recovered by the responding rescue resources.

The skier’s identity and cause of death will be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office. 

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