2 US ski team prospects die in avalanche in Austria

January 5, 2015 6:09 PM

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2 US ski team prospects die in avalanche in Austria

SOELDEN, Austria – Two of America's brightest young ski prospects were killed Monday when an avalanche struck the Austrian Alps sloes where they were training for an international competition.

Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier near Soelden, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races. Four other skiers who were practicing with them managed to ski out of the massive slide and emerged uns...

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