Man Buried in Avalanche Near Park City Resort, UT: Exact Same Spot Where a Snowboarder Was Killed in 2019

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An avalanche in Dutch Draw buried a 31-year-old man from Clinton, Utah today near Park City Resort in Utah. Town Lift reports that the man was evacuated by helicopter to medical treatment. His condition is currently unknown.

Today’s avalanche that buried the man happened in Dutch Draw, which is the exact same location where a snowboarder was killed in 2019 when he exited Park City Resort through a backcountry gate near the 9990 Chair. According to Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright who spoke with KSL News, Dutch Draw is an area that frequently avalanches.

The man buried in today’s avalanche was evacuated from the area via a medical helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Park City Fire District

It’s especially dangerous because it can be accessed from the Canyons Resort (part of Park City Resort), and people without proper backcountry gear or education are often tempted to ski the fresh powder that often lingers just on the other side of the gate.

The video above was taken by Chris Beckett while on the Tombstone lift, according to Town Lift. Two helicopters and a view of the avalanche are visible in this footage.


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