The slide path off of Albright Peak. Photo: NPS

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect that the avalanche and subsequent rescue occurred on Monday, Jan. 16.

MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park has released more information about the avalanche that occurred on the west side of Albright Peak Monday, Jan. 16. The slide carried an Idaho man about 600 feet before stopping against a tree, according to a press release by the agency this afternoon, Jan. 18.

According to GTNP, Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received a call at about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, about a snowboarder who was caught in an avalanche off of Albright and was swept into Death Canyon.

“The avalanche ran a total of 2,400 feet from beginning to end, was about 300 feet wide and varied from one to five feet deep,” said the park.

Park staff and TCSAR jointly responded to the scene and determined that the patient could walk a short distance to the helicopter. They transported the patient and two uninjured members of his party to the landing zone near Teton Park Road to a waiting ambulance and went back to pick up the fourth member of the party and two rescuers.

According to the press release, the patient refused additional medical care and self-transported to St. John’s Hospital with his companions.

“Quick response and a close working relationship with TCSAR made it possible to deploy interagency resources directly and save time in the field,” said GTNP.

The avalanche hazard rating for the Teton forecast zone on Sunday was moderate.