Moscow • An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said.
Six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck, the Roza Khutor resort said in a statement. The snow buried two women, and rescuers who dug them out were unable to save them, it said. The four other skiers escaped unharmed.
The Kuban regional branch of state Rossiya television, citing witnesses, reported earlier that three people had been killed.
Roza Khutor was the site of the Alpine skiing competitions during the Winter Games in February and the Paralympics that followed. The resort reopened to the public on Saturday.