Avalanche buries 5 in Wyo. resort; all survive
An avalanche triggered by skiers at a Wyoming ski resort buried five people to varying degrees on Saturday, but the victims were quickly rescued, and no serious injuries were reported, a spokeswoman said.
The avalanche occurred just before 10 a.m. at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, on a run known as Expert Chutes. About 15 to 20 people including an unknown number of children belonging to a local ski club were on the slope when the 150-foot-wide avalanche released, resort spokeswoman Anna Cole said.
By the time a ski patroller arrived minutes later, other skiers already were helping to extricate those who were buried. Among the victims was a woman almost completely beneath the snow, with only her head and a hand exposed, Cole said.