JACKSON HOLE, WYO – An avalanche occurred within the ski area boundary earlier today at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR). This slide, which occurred in the southern end of the Expert Chutes, was reported at approximately 9:55am. Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and staff were on the scene in minutes.
Multiple skiers were caught in the slide. Five individuals were buried to varying degrees.
Once on scene, Ski Patrol immediately responded to the individuals caught in the slide. Shortly after, Ski Patrol made a hasty search of the area with two dogs, a Recco device and beacons. A larger scale search and probing of the area to ensure no other guests were caught in the debris followed.
At approximately 11:20am, JH Ski Patrol concluded the search of the area. The area did, however, remain closed to guests. The parties involved in the incident did not experience any significant injuries.
JHMR closed Thunder Lift for the remainder of the day and conducted avalanche reduction efforts