19-Year-Old Survives Avalanche Near Copper Mountain

A 19-year-old skier was buried up to his neck but survived a weekend avalanche near Copper Mountain.The Eagle County man was skiing with two friends Saturday on the northeast side of Bartlett Peak between Copper Mountain and Leadville. The man's friends, including one who made it down the slope safely, said they saw the 19-year-old make five or six turns before an avalanche broke about 50 feet above him and carried him to the bottom.He was buried up to his neck, but his friends quickly ran over and dug him out.

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