- Associated Press - Saturday, December 1, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Latest on an in-bounds avalanche at a Wyoming ski resort (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

An avalanche triggered by skiers at a Wyoming ski resort has buried five people to varying degrees but a resort spokeswoman says there are no serious injuries.

The Saturday morning avalanche occurred inbounds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on a run known as Expert Chutes. About 15 to 20 people were on the slope when the 150-feet-wide avalanche occurred.

Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole says a ski patroller arrived on the scene within minutes. By that time, other skiers were helping to extricate those who were buried, including a woman who Cole says was almost completely beneath the snow.

Cole says it’s the first inbound avalanche involving the general public since a Wyoming man was killed in a 2008 slide at the resort.

12:30 p.m.

A woman has been pulled to safety after being mostly buried by an avalanche that occurred inbounds at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole ski resort.

Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole said the Saturday morning avalanche was apparently triggered by a skier and occurred on a run known as Expert Chutes.

Cole says a ski patroller and a member of the mountain’s marketing staff arrived on the scene within minutes and pulled the woman from the snow.

Cole says other skiers were caught by the sliding snow and knocked off their skis. Teams of searchers using beacons and dogs combed the area to make sure no one else was under the snow.

No serious injuries were reported

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