Aspen ski patroller dies in avalanche
Ski patroller Patricia Hileman, 49, killed in avalanche at Snowmass, Colorado
Snowmass ski patroller Patricia "Patsy" Hileman, 49, was swept over a cliff and killed after triggering an avalanche on Sunday while skiing alone in "permanently closed" but inbounds terrain in an area at Snowmass known as the Hanging Valley Headwall at the resort near Aspen, Colo. The Hanging Valley Headwall terrain is best known as one of the venues for the annual Colorado Freeride Championships in recent years and has a reputation as some of Colorado's most extreme in-bounds terrain.
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