A heli-skiing guide and Colorado native died Tuesday in an avalanche while working with clients near Haines, Alaska. Robert Liberman, 35, was a native of Telluride, Colorado and worked for Alaska Heliskiing. He was skiing near Takhin Ridge with five other people, one of whom was also buried and was flown to Seattle for medical care. Liberman was a member of the University of Colorado's ski team and had guided in Alaska since 2005. He is the first person to die in an avalanche in Alaska this year.
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