Sad News, Loss of another good one.

On the drive to Fruita, we heard the sad news of the death of  a friend and coworkers wife, wonderful mother of two beautiful boys.  Ellie Booher met her maker on Friday while backcountry skiing out of the Fairy Meadows hut in Canada.
NE Shoulder of Chair Peak, Snoqualmie Pass, Wa.

Crested Butte

Lucky Shot, Crystal Mt,

Ellie, Greg, and Chris

Ellie and Francine enjoy a burrito
Crested Butte

Ellie rides off into the distance

  News Report:  A female skier died after being injured in an avalanche Friday while backcountry skiing with a group in British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountain Range.
The skier, who was part of a ski tour group with Fairy Meadows, was caught in the slide southeast of Fairy Meadows lodge on the Gothics Glacier at around 3:15 p.m., according to Golden and District Search and Rescue.
“The subject was fully buried in an avalanche for approximately 45 minutes,” said Shauna Speers, search and rescue manager, in an e-mail.
According to the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s incident reports, the slide was triggered when the ski tour group was “skinning up” the slope.
The group managed to dig the skier out, as two search and rescue members made their way to the area with Alpine Helicopters to join in the resuscitation and rescue efforts, Speers said.
The victim was flown to Golden and later taken to a Calgary hospital, but she did not survive.

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