Family, friends mourn skier killed in Hatcher Pass avalanche

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The skier who was killed in a Wednesday avalanche in Hatcher Pass has been identified as an Anchorage man, who was killed amid avalanche conditions which remain hazardous.

Alaska State Troopers said in a Friday dispatch that 60-year-old Randall Bergt was the skier caught in the slide, which was reported to AST just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The avalanche occurred at the 3,700-foot level of Marmot Mountain on President’s Ridge, according to the Alaska Avalanche Information Center.

Troopers said Wednesday that Bergt had been one of three skiers in the area of the avalanche. Soon afterward, Alaska Wildlife Troopers sent a helicopter to assist in the search for him.

Family, friends mourn skier killed in Hatcher Pass avalanche

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