A skier was killed in an avalanche on 10,338′ Henderson Mountain near Cooke City, Montana yesterday.
Another skier was caught in the avalanche as well, was partially buried and uninjured.
This avalanche was reported to have been 6-feet deep and 100-feet wide running through trees.
The avalanche danger was rated at CONSIDERABLE at the time of this avalanche. More people die under the considerable rating than any other rating.
“This afternoon a skier was killed in an avalanche on Henderson Mountain outside Cooke City. The avalanche was reported to be upwards of 6 feet deep and 100 feet wide and ran through timber. The victim was completely buried and located with an avalanche transceiver by members of his party. One other skier was partially buried, but uninjured. The victim was dug up within 15 minutes and given CPR, but resuscitation was unsuccessful. Doug and Eric will investigate the avalanche tomorrow and write a full report in the coming days.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.” – Gallatin National Forrest Avalanche Center
There have now been 2 avalanche deaths in the USA this winter.