The avalanche, which occurred in the No Name area was supposedly “human triggered” and resulted in the 23 year-old sister getting buried under approximately 4-5 feet of snow. Others, including resort personnel witnessed the avalanche and were able to promptly respond and execute a successful rescue effort.
“In the Ogden area mountains, 2 skiers were caught in an avalanche at Snowbasin. A serious slide, but the outcome was good – though one person was buried, they were recovered quickly and OK. The second person also took a ride, but ended up on top with only minor injuries.” – Utah Avalanche Center
The elder, 35 year-old brother escaped the avalanche but sustained a broken rib in the process. He was later transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
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