COLORADO LOCAL NEWS: Pitkin County backcountry rescue serves as safety reminder to ski groups

On Thursday at roughly 4:50 p.m., a 38-year-old woman from Fruita who was separated from her ski group became too fatigued to make it to her destination in the White River National Forest.

According to a statement from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, the unnamed skier was attempting to reach the 10th Mountain Division Betty Bear Hut off of trail 505 when she became too fatigued. Once she recognized the situation, she stopped and activated her Garmin InReach, opening communication with PCSO.