The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office in Colorado says the body of a skier who died in an Aspen Mountain avalanche has been recovered.

The body had been found Monday afternoon at the bottom of a snow-covered chute at about 9,400 feet after a fellow skier notified emergency workers of the avalanche and missing skier.

Conditions were too dangerous to attempt a recovery in the Castle Creek Valley on Monday.

A five-person Mountain Rescue Aspen team set out early Tuesday and completed the recovery in about three hours.

The skier's name has not yet been released.