TODAY | January 08, 2014
>>> well, meanwhile, willie has the story of a tragic accident out in colorado.
>> this is a sad story, guys. a freestyle skier has been killed in an avalanche. it's the fifth avalanche related death in the past two weeks.
>> we are devastated because we have lost one of our children. and it could have been any one of our children.
>> the community in colorado is coping with a heartbreaking loss this morning. the death of 24-year-old tony killed in an avalanche on tuesday while skiing with three friends in the back country regions of the mountains.
>> tony was a typical kid that grew up in vail.
>> the grandson of peter cyber.
>> is that an avalanche?
>> reporter: two weeks ago, vail's back country was the scene of this avalanche. skiers triggered a wave of snow that swallowed the 22-year-old, burying everything but his head and left arm. he was rescued by his younger brother jack.
>> we were lucky they were able to find me and my head was above before it got dark.
>> tributes to seibert were posted on social media . despite the dangers of skiing in areas at risk for avalanches, friends and family say seibert and the others were experienced skiers most at home on the slopes.
>> they love the mountain. they love the life. they love the freedom this lifestyle provides them.