(Wyo)-No Serious Injuries In Ski Resort Avalanche
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An avalanche triggered by skiers at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski buried five people to varying degrees Saturday morning, but a resort spokeswoman says there are no serious injuries.
Anna Cole says the 150-foot wide avalanche occurred inbounds on a run known as Expert Chutes while about 15 to 20 people were on the slope. Some were caught by the sliding snow and knocked off their feet and one woman was almost completely beneath the snow.
Cole says a ski patroller arrived on the scene within minutes, but that by that time other skiers were helping to extricate those who were buried, including the woman. Teams of searchers using beacons and dogs then combed the area to make sure no one else was under the snow.
Cole says it's the first inbound avalanche involving the general public at Jackson Hold Mountain since a Wyoming man was killed in a 2008 slide.
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