Body of Skier Found Following Colo. Avalanche

Skier was the fourth person to die in heavy snow this week

  • Share
  • Read Later
Helen H. Richardson / DP

FIle photo: Despite the recent deadly avalanche, skiers and snowboarders head out to ski or snowboard off the top of Loveland Pass on April 21, 2013.

An alpine rescue team recovered the body of a skier who went missing near Colorado’s Keystone Ski Resort on Tuesday after being swept away by an avalanche, according to the Associated Press.

Forty-six-year-old Kevin Kuybus was the 10th person to die in the wake of an avalanche nationally this season and the fourth this week. Skiers and snowboarders have been flocking to resorts and backcountry trails throughout the Mountain West region following recent heavy snowfall.

However, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a warning against backcountry travel following storms, which saw some areas induated with between two and four feet of snow.