Patrollers at Park City Mountain, UT, yesterday closed a gate that accesses the adjacent backcountry following two avalanche fatalities in the last month. The sign is at the backcountry gate just off the 9,990 chair.
“Backcountry gates closed pending meeting btwn PC resort mgmt and U.S. Forest Service.”
– closure sign at backcountry access gate
According to TownLift, the gate will remain closed “until further notice,” and resort officials meet with the US Forest Service tomorrow.
On January 30th, 2021, a skier was buried in an avalanche in the backcountry zone known as Square Top, leaving the resort through the access gate at the top of 9,990. On January 8th, 2021, a skier was killed in an avalanche in the Dutch Draw area, leaving the resort via the 9,990 access gate.