Close

Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

PRINT DIGITAL

Utah Avalanche Victims Found

Utah Avalanche Victims Found

News
By the SkiNet News Desk
posted: 01/01/2000

Salt Lake City, UT, Jan. 13 (AP)--A couple skiing the backcountry were killed in a 1,000-foot-long avalanche near The Canyons resort north of Park City.

The bodies of a 47-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were found in deep snow about 20 yards apart at the base of Square Top, a peak in the Wasatch Range.

The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of kin.

They were reported missing Tuesday after they failed to pick up their 4-year-old boy from a day-care center, said Kim Peterson, a resort spokeswoman.

The man was wearing an avalanche locator beacon and had other safety equipment with him, but the beacon's signal apparently was too weak to be of any help to searchers, television station KUTV reported.

Avalanche deaths are infrequent in the Wasatch Range but not unknown due to the dramatic temperature changes that can make the snowpack unstable.

reviews of Utah Avalanche Victims Found
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • No HTML tags allowed

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
All submitted comments are subject to the license terms set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use