Two skiers who were skinning uphill on Mt. Superior in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah were caught in an avalanche on Wednesday. Neither skier was injured nor fully buried in the avalanche but both were carried by the avalanche and one was partially buried (airway not buried).
The avalanche was triggered by these uphill travelers. Details are a touch fuzzy. Here is the official observations from two different individuals that saw the avalanche occur.
Read the full avalanche report by the Utah Avalanche Center here:
Mt. Superior Avalanche
Utah Avalanche Center:
‘This avalanche remotely triggered at a rock (thin point in the snow pack) just below the ridge line while skinning uphill. Both uphill travelers were carried and neither was buried or injured. The skier that triggered the avalanche lost his ski but it was recovered by the other skier shortly after searching for it.’
‘I saw the aftermath of the slide that carried one or two skiers, (one of which deployed his ABS). To my knowledge none were buried, they both were able to stay on top. (The 2nd individual might have come to the rescue…therefore only one might have been involved in the actual slide). No apparent injuries, both were moving around effortlessly afterwards. It appeared as if they were skinning up. I wish I had more information, however here are a few photos of the slide.’
Lets all be careful out there.
One thought on “2 Caught in Mt. Superior, UT Avalanche”
hope they weren’t nude at the time…