Man Injured in Avalanche at Snowbird

Man Injured in Avalanche at Snowbird

PARK CITY, Utah – A man was injured in an avalanche at Snowbird Resort Tuesday afternoon.

A tweet by the Utah Avalanche Center, approximately 30 minutes ago, reported a skier had been injured. The tweet stated “Skier caught, carried, partially buried with injuries in large avalanche in Holy Toledo. Steep northwest slope at 10,200′ in Cardiff, BCC.”

It is being reported that the man injured is 22-years-old and was airlifted with an leg injury. The name and where the skier was from has not been released at this time. The skier was believed to be a back-country skier

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Earlier today, the Utah Avalanche Center issued a warning which said there is a considerable avalanche danger. The warning advised people to “avoid the steep, sunny slopes with daytime heating.”

This comes on the heals of two skiers who died Sunday after being caught in an avalanche just outside the south boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. On Tuesday, the AP reported that ten people have died in avalanches across the West in the last 10 days, making this month the deadliest January for slides in nearly 20 years.

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has several moderate avalanche warnings in place throughout the area.