Grand Targhee, WY Ski Patrol Aid in Rescue of Skier Buried in Backcountry Avalanche Near the Resort

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The scene of the slide. Credit: JHAvalanche.org

Teton County Search and Rescue attended their first avalanche burial call-out of the season Thursday afternoon after a lone skier was caught in a slide while digging a pit in the Grand Targhee backcountry.

Their team eventually stood down, as ski patrol handled the incident and the person survived. The avalanche took place at just under 10,000-feet. The crown was 24″ and was triggered while the solo skier was digging a pit at the top of the Steve Baugh slope.

It serves as a sobering reminder of the dangers lurking in the current snowpack, they warned. Make sure you stay up to date on weather and conditions by checking in daily with the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center.


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