We were stunned and saddened to hear of the loss of Tony Seibert, 24, who died in an avalanche yesterday at the East Vail Chutes west of Denver. The slide occurred just outside the ski boundaries of Vail Mountain – the Colorado resort area that Seibert’s grandfather, Peter Seibert Sr., co-founded. Three others were temporarily trapped but were rescued without major injuries.
According to the Vail resort’s master development plan, “The East Vail Chutes is an extremely steep, avalanche-prone bowl that drains down to Interstate 70 or to East Vail.” We encourage all people skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry to exercise extreme care and pay close attention to conditions on the slopes. Our thoughts go out to Tony’s loved ones in this difficult time.
Read more about the East Vail Chutes avalanche here.