Tony Seibert was an amazing person. Unfortunately today (January 7, 2014) an avalanche in the East Vail Chutes took his life and hurt three others. I loved every moment I spent around Tony and so did his friends and family. He was always so uplifting and caring for others. You will be greatly missed Tony and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
May you Rest in Peace
Tony Seibert, grandson of Vail’s founder, was tragically killed in an avalanche at Vail yesterday. He was an incredible skier.
Just two weeks ago,
he rescued a skier from there was an unrelated avalanche in the East Vail Chutes backcountry Errata, updated accordingly:
Just before Christmas, there were two separate skier-triggered slides in the East Vail Chutes. One of them was captured in a harrowing video posted on YouTube that depicted a man quickly rescuing his brother, who was buried in snow up to his neck.
Before today’s fatality the last avalanche-related death in the East Vail Chutes occurred in 2008 when two people were killed in separate slides just four days apart. There have been five more fatalities in that area dating back to 1986, according to published reports.
posted by Crane-Station