Skiers trigger slide in Grand Teton National Park

JACKSON (WNE) — Five skiers triggered an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Teton County Search and Rescue team was contacted at 2:11 p.m. after park rangers requested helicopter assistance to respond to an injured 29-year-old skier on Prospectors Mountain inside the park.

The skier, a local woman, and four men were near the top of the Banana Couloir at 10,800 feet when they triggered and were caught by an avalanche.

“Three in the group were able to self-arrest, while one of the men was carried 500 feet and the woman was carried by the snow slide approximately 1,50...


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