Nobody injured after avalanche on Mt. Superior stretched into Snowbird
Apr 6, 2023, 1:29 PM | Updated: 3:44 pm
(@IceAgePlease via Twitter)
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — After ski patrol crews searched the Chickadee run at Snowbird Ski Resort, the resort confirms that nobody was injured as a result of the slide.
#BREAKING @Snowbird confirms to @kslnewsradio that NO ONE was trapped in an avalanche triggered right outside their boundaries landing at the base of the Chickadee run.
— Lindsay Aerts (@LindsayOnAir) April 6, 2023
Earlier in the day on Thursday, videos and photos from witnesses showed a big slide on Mount Superior, above and west of the Chickadee run and lift.
Huge avalanche covering chickadee at Snowbird
Ski patrol out probing for guests@ChaseThomason @WasatchSnow pic.twitter.com/JzTqx8jH0i
— ❄️ ice age, please 🌨️ (@IceAgePlease) April 6, 2023
“A naturally occurring avalanche started on the south-facing lower section of Mt. Superior, which is outside of Snowbird Ski Resort boundaries,” Snowbird spokeswoman Sarah Sherman told KSL.
“It ran across highway SR-210 and did come onto the western edge of our Chickadee trail.”
The Chickadee lift and trail were both open at the time of the avalanche. That lift was one of the few the resort opened on Thursday after having been in an inter-lodge protocol for much of Wednesday.
Snowbird Ski Patrol is using avalanche rescue dogs and probe lines to assure that nobody was affected by the slide.
There has been no word yet on whether anybody was caught up in the avalanche.
This story will be updated.
Our previous avalanche coverage:
- Winter storms elevate avalanche danger in Utah’s backcountry
- Body of snowmobiler found following avalanche in Pole Canyon
- Avalanche closes US-189 in Provo Canyon
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