On Thursday morning, two ski patrollers at Utah’s Solitude Ski Resort were caught in an in-bounds avalanche.
The pair of ski patrollers were conducting avalanche mitigation when the slide occurred in the Honeycomb Canyon area of the resort. One of the patrollers was buried in the avalanche, the other was able to deployed his avalanche airbag and remain unburied. Both patrollers were treated at the medical center at Solitude and released.
“During that routine operation this morning, a small slide started. Two of our ski patrol officers were caught in the slide but, fortunately, they recovered and they are fine now,” said Sara Huey, Solitude spokesperson.