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Friends say man who died in Aspen Mountain avalanche skied peak every day

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ASPEN, Colorado — Friends of the man killed in an avalanche on Aspen Mountain say he skied the mountain every day and knew the terrain like some people know their backyard.

Sixty-four-year-old John Martin Gancsos was found dead Monday afternoon after the slide outside the bounds of the ski area. His body wasn't removed until Tuesday because of the avalanche danger.

Kathy Welgos told the Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1DU1yQc) that Gancsos had been doing backcountry skiing for 40 years. She says he knew the risks and always took all of his avalanche equipment with him. Her husband, Tony Welgos, says Gancsos broke both of his legs after hitting a tree a few years ago but was skiing again six months later.

His death is the third avalanche death in Colorado this winter.


Information from: Aspen Daily News, http://www.aspendailynews.com

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