Durango backcountry skiers who died were experienced, knowledgeable

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Durango backcountry skiers who died were experienced, knowledgeable

Snowpack conditions presented risks not seen in years
This photograph shows where Durango backcountry skiers Dr. Jeff Paffendorf, 53, and Albert Perry, 55, were caught in an avalanche Saturday. Both men died in the slide near Ophir Pass.

Durango backcountry skiers who died were experienced, knowledgeable

This photograph shows where Durango backcountry skiers Dr. Jeff Paffendorf, 53, and Albert Perry, 55, were caught in an avalanche Saturday. Both men died in the slide near Ophir Pass.
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