ASPEN – A man killed in an avalanche in western Colorado has been identified as 48-year-old Arin Trook of Aspen.
The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that Trook died in the slide Monday morning when he was buried about a half-mile from the Markley Hut. Pitkin County Deputy Coroner Eric Hansen said Tuesday the cause of death is accidental and the manner is pending further autopsy results.
The Aspen Daily Times reports that Trook worked at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies as its education director for more than five years. He had a wife and two children.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says Trook was with another skier when he was buried by the avalanche. The other skier dug him out but was unable to revive Trook.