March 20, 2023

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Avalanche victim remembered as lover of all things adventure

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GUNNISON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said a skier who was buried in an avalanche Friday was recovered Saturday morning southwest of the Town of Marble.

“Skiing was Joel’s life. That was his life, it was his passion and what he wanted to do with his life,” Aaron Shute, the brother of the 36-year-old avalanche victim Joel Shute, said.

Shute’s mother, brother, girlfriend and friends all were at his home in Glenwood Springs Saturday night and that is when they talked with FOX31 and Channel 2. They told us Shute had just turned 36 this past week.

“He was literally born to ski,” Lisa Gerstner, Shute’s mom said.

According to family and friends, on top of loving to ski, rafting and being a pilot Shute always had his…

Courtney Fromm

2023-03-18 22:39:21

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