Sports Judge Killed In Avalanche At Shymbulak In Almaty, Kazakhstan


Almaty, Kazakhstan – At approximately 14:00 on February 7, 2017 Alexei Belosludtseva, 31, was snowboarding in an off piste area when he was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche at Shymbulak ski resort in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Up to 50 rescuers and multiple search dogs responded to the scene. They removed the body of 31-year-old Alexei Belosludtseva from the snow at 15:23. He had been buried 2.5 meters deep ( At 16:14 doctors pronounced the man dead. See photos of the accident site at

Belosludtseva was a technical judge who was part of the Krasnoyarsk freestyle delegation. He was a judge for the snowboard cross event during the Universiade 2017 in Almaty.

Almaty 2017 is the 28th Winter Universiade. During this event, 2000 student athletes ages 17 to 28 from over 57 countries compete in a variety of winter sports. The 2017 Almaty event runs from January 29 to February 8. Learn more about Almaty 2017 on and on Wikipedia.

This accident occurred outside of the Universiade 2017 events and trails.

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