Troopers have identified the skier killed in an avalanche Saturday along Hiland Road as 60-year-old William Brasher Schorr of Eagle River.
The avalanche came just after 4 p.m. in an area known as "Three Bowls," roughly three-quarters of a mile from Mile 7.3 of Hiland Road, said Alaska Mountain Rescue Group volunteers.
Schorr was skiing down to meet up with another skier who was waiting below when he triggered the avalanche, according to troopers and rescue volunteers.
Schorr was a Seldovia cabinet maker who had moved, perhaps temporarily, to the Eagle River area, said David Chartier, a longtime friend in Seldovia.
One of Schorr's ski poles was found about 1,200 feet above the place a nearby resident found him buried shortly after the slide, said Kip Melling, an Alaska Avalanche School instructor.