- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center says outdoor recreationists reported triggering 10 avalanches over the weekend.

Avalanche forecaster Bob Comey tells the Jackson Hole News and Guide (bit.ly/2hJoTNP) that five people were caught in snow slides but none were injured.

Up to 30 inches of snow fell in some places on Saturday and accompanying winds created dangerous conditions.

Skiers triggered seven of the slides. A group of three skiers were caught in an avalanche near Togwotee Pass. Two were able to dig themselves out and they were able to dig out the third person, who was buried up to his neck.

Comey says two snowboarders were caught in a slide on the south side of Teton Pass. One was completely buried.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort reported three skier-caused avalanches. The resort intentionally set off nearly 60 slides over the weekend.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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