montana avalanche death

Montana avalanche buries Idaho skier, killing him

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An avalanche in southwestern Montana killed a skier over the weekend.Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton says 55-year-old Christopher Peterson of Ketchum, Idaho, died. He was skiing with three other people Sunday when the slide buried him in 5 feet of snow near the base of a tree.Hamilton says probes and an avalanche transceiver helped find Peterson, and the other skiers dug him out within 15 to 20 minutes, but he couldn't be resuscitated.