Skier Killed in Grand Teton National Park, WY Avalanche Monday

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A 33-year-old man was killed in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park, WY today. | Photo courtesy BTA/Instagram

The avalanche fatality death-toll rose in Wyoming this afternoon when a 33-year-old man was buried in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park.

According to Teton County Coroner, Matthew Brian of Jackson and originally from Pennsylvania was killed in an avalanche at approximately 12:30 pm on Monday, February 22. Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that park rangers and Teton County Search and Rescue were called to the slide in the Broken Thumb Couloir, off the north side of 25 Short in the park.

Today’s Grand Teton National Park, WY fatality marks 26 avalanche deaths in 24 days in the USA.
There have been 32 avalanche deaths in the USA this season.
The USA averages 27 avalanche deaths per year.

 

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The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center’s Monday forecast read:

“Avalanche conditions remain dangerous at the mid and upper elevations. Backcountry travelers could easily trigger small to large wind slabs on steep, wind loaded slopes,” it said. “While these slides could kill you, involvement in a persistent deep slab avalanche almost certainly will.”

This report will be updated as more information becomes available. For current information on this accident and avalanche conditions in the area, visit the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center.

Today’s Grand Teton National Park fatality marks 26 avalanche deaths in 24 days in the USA.
There have been 32 avalanche deaths in the USA this season.
The USA averages 27 avalanche deaths per year.

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