U.S. Skiiers Bryce Astle & Ronnie Berlack Die in Avalanche
The two skiiers were development-level racers who were among a group of six athletes freeskiing at the resort when the avalanche hit. The other four were able to ski out of the slide.
“Ronnie, 20, and Bryce, 19, were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport – both on the race course and skiing the mountain,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Tiger Shaw. “Our hearts go out to the Berlack and Astle families, as well as to their extended sport family. Both of them loved what they did and conveyed that to those around them.”
You can send your thoughts to Bryce and Ronnie‘s families and friends on the U.S. Ski Team Facebook page right now.