The same day that an avalanche took a skier’s life on Jackson Hole’s Pucker Face, another avalanche took another life in the Snake River Range. The day was December 26th, 2013.
There was also a natural avalanche that occurred on Taylor Mountain, WY on Christmas day that involved no humans (see photo above).
The Snake River Range avalanche occurred at 2:45pm on December 26th and involved a 39-year-old snowmobiler. The snowmobiler triggered the avalanche in the Upper Palidsades Lake area (about 15 miles west of Jackson, WY). He was buried for 10 minutes. His rescuers/friends performed CPR but were unable to revive him. Air Idaho Rescue arrived on the scene and confirmed the death at 3:37pm.
“The avalanche that took snowmachiner Anderson happened on a NW facing 36-40 degree slope at an elevation of 9500′. The avalanche that took skier Kazanjy happened on Pucker Face, an East facing 45+ degree slope with an upper elevation of 10,300′.” – tukadika.com
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