One person was killed in an avalanche in a remote area of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area in Garfield County, according to Deputy Walt Stowe.

Stowe said another skier survived the avalanche.

The slide happened near Sheriff Reservoir.

A number of agencies, including Garfield, Routt, and Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Offices, are working on the rescue and recovery effort.

<p>Courtesy: CAIC website</p>

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website, avalanche conditions were rated as moderate in that area.