Two US ski team prospects, Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, die during an avalanche while free skiing at the Austrian resort of Soelden. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Tiger Shaw:
Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport – both on the race course and skiing the mountain. Our hearts go out to the Berlack and Astle families, as well as to their extended sport family. Both of them loved what they did and conveyed that to those around them.