The two prospects for the U.S. Ski Team were killed on Monday while on the Austrian Alps.


Two ski prospects, including a man from Franconia, were tragically killed in an avalanche while skiing on Monday.

WMUR reports that Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, NH, and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died Monday from an avalanche near Rettenbach glacier. The skiers were part of a group of six skiers who were going down the 3,056-meter Gaislachkogel.

The other four skiers on the U.S. Ski Team escaped unharmed. There had been an avalanche alert in the region due to weather.

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