One skier still remains missing at Silver Mountain Resort, ID where an inbounds avalanche on Tuesday killed two skiers and injured four others.
The resort was closed yesterday “to focus all available resources on the search,” the resort said on Facebook and will remain closed today.
The resort said it received a telephone call Wednesday morning from a concerned family member of the missing skier who was confirmed to be skiing there at the time of the avalanche. An intense search with dogs has not yet found not the missing person, officials said at the end of Wednesday.
A series of avalanches happened at about 11 am Tuesday on Wardner Peak, an area of the resort where the ski runs are rated at the highest difficulty level. The runs had only been opened for a short period after crews performed avalanche control blasting in the area that morning.
Rescue crews and volunteers searched the avalanche area Tuesday with dogs and probes. The resort previously said five people had been recovered with minor injuries but said Wednesday afternoon that there were four people.