Memorial planned for man killed in Avalanche near Vail

Tony Seibert was grandson of Vail co-founder

VAIL, Colo. - Friends and family plan to gather on top of a ski mountain at Vail on Monday to remember the 24-year-old man who was killed in an avalanche last week.

The Vail Daily reports ( the group is scheduled to meet at Eagle's Nest at 6 p.m. to celebrate the life of Tony Seibert, who was killed Tuesday in the East Vail Chutes. The gondola will remain open to provide access.

Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is widely credited with finding the terrain that would later become Vail Mountain.

Tuesday's slide happened in a popular backcountry area just beyond the boundaries of Vail's ski area. Three other people were injured in the slide but are expected to survive.

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