Searchers continued their search Sunday for a skier who went missing in an avalanche in the Colorado mountains that killed a skier the day before.
Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin told the Associated Press that the man still missing was probably not alive.
He said searchers were using dogs and stakes to probe the avalanche area in the area of Rollins Pass, also known as Corona Pass, outside Winter Park.
They are looking for the 58-year-old man from northern Colorado as the avalanche risk is rated “significant” – in the middle of a five-point scale from “low” to “extreme” – in the highlands on Sunday. , according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
The risk of an avalanche was similar when the snowfall hit on Saturday.
Authorities have not named the 58-year-old man – nor have he identified the man as unresponsive, despite being found after an avalanche on Saturday afternoon.
Avalanches have killed at least four people in Colorado so far this winter. On New Year’s Eve, an avalanche buried the president of the University of Northern Colorado and his 22-year-old son while they were skiing in the countryside near Breckenridge, killing the boy.
Winter Park is a popular ski spot about an hour’s drive west of Denver.
Julie Walker of New York contributed to this report.