TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — A large slab avalanche released naturally just south of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boundary and was observed yesterday, Feb. 17, during a break in the cloud cover, according to Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center.
The avalanche is located on the southeast facing Pucker Saddle, at an elevation of 10,086 ft, and is thought to be triggered by cornice failure. The crown varies from four to eight feet deep.
On Dec. 26, 2013, there was an avalanche in the same zone, on Pucker Face resulting in the death of a skier.
The avalanche danger in the Teton Area is rated at considerable for high elevations and moderate for mid and lower elevations. Yesterday, a snowmobiler was caught and killed in a large avalanche in the Squaw Creek Drainage located in the Grey’s River area southeast of Alpine.
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