According to UPR, two backcountry skiers were found in Logan Canyon on the backside of Beaver Mountain Ski Area after a 6 and 1/2 hour search on Tuesday Night. The Cache County Ski Patrol set out on snowmobiles and found the two skier’s tracks in the backcountry. They later found the two attempting to climb back up the mountain, but they became stranded and were unable to move up or down the mountain.
Logan Canyon and Beaver Mountain Ski Resort are located northeast of Salt Lake City. The two missing skiers were identified as Beaver Mountain Ski Resort employees Luke Stevenson and Allison Huish. Thankfully, they were found in good health and did not require any medical attention. It is always important to bring avalanche safety equipment, extra food, water, and supplies incase something were to happen while venturing out-of-bounds.
The Utah Avalanche Center is warning of increasing avalanche danger as heavy snow and winds create avalanche conditions. Recent snowfall in the area has caused a relatively high avalanche danger, which calls for extreme caution while venturing in the backcountry. This story could’ve ended a lot worse, but we are happy that these two individuals were returned safely to their family and friends after a scare like this.