Avalanche kills US skiers
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team have been killed in an avalanche while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.
The U.S. ski team says Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle died in the incident near the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races.
Berlack and Astle were part of a group of six skiers who left the prepared slope and apparently set off the avalanche. The other four escaped unhurt.