Glacier NP Skiers Caught in Avalanche

Avy danger "considerable"

A skier in an avalanche.     Photo: Andrew Arseev/Shutterstock

Two skiers were rescued from the backcountry in Glacier National Park on Tuesday after being caught in an avalanche. The unnamed 34- and 35-year-old Montanans were skiing near Elk Mountain when they were hit by what park officials say was a human-triggered avalanche. One of the two was partially buried, forcing his partner to dig him out. As of last night, one skier was on his way to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Flathead Avalanche Advisory reported a "considerable" avalanche risk on Tuesday, with human-triggered avalanches likely.

Via Billings Gazette

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