Skier missing after slide near Lindley Hut in Aspen Colorado

ASPEN, Colorado — A local skier was missing after an avalanche occurred Tuesday afternoon near one of the Aspen area's most popular backcountry huts. Eight skiers were in the group when the avalanche happened around 4 p.m. near the Lindley Hut outside Ashcroft.

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Tragic Ending:

Body of missing skier found after Colo. avalanche

The body of a skier who was caught in an avalanche in the backcountry outside Aspen. The victim was found at about 9 a.m. Wednesday near a popular backcountry hut.

Avalanche victim ID'd in Pitkin County

The Pitkin County Coroner's office said this afternoon that the man killed in a backcountry avalanche Tuesday was Aspen-area carpenter John Joseph Kelley, 60.