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Photos: Tony Seibert, Vail Mountain founder's grandson, dies in avalanche near ski area

Yesterday, an avalanche near Vail ski area swept over four people. Three of them survived, but the fourth -- Tony Seibert, grandson of Vail founder Pete Seibert -- did not.

His loss has the mountain community in shock.

Look below to see photos and videos of Seibert, an extreme skier of considerable renown, plus images and details from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center about the act of nature that took his life.

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