Butte, Mont. • A man who was back-country skiing in southwestern Montana has died in an avalanche.
Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a group of people were skiing northeast of Philipsburg in the Altoona Lakes area Monday when the slide occurred. Dispatchers received the call at about 3 p.m.
Dunkerson was withholding the man's name until family members were notified. He declined to say how many people were skiing in the area.