Nobody injured after avalanche on Mt. Superior stretched into Snowbird

Apr 6, 2023, 1:29 PM | Updated: 3:44 pm

An avalanche was reported at Snowbird Ski Resort on Thursday, April 6, 2023...

An avalanche has been reported on the Chickadee run at Snowbird Ski Resort (@IceAgePlease via Twitter)

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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.

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. 

 “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.”

Aerial shot of avalanche near Snowbird Ski Resort, April 6, 2023 (Ben Tidswell, KSL 5 TV Chopper pilot) Aerial shot of avalanche near Snowbird Ski Resort, April 6, 2023 (Ben Tidswell, KSL 5 TV Chopper pilot) Aerial shot of avalanche near Snowbird Ski Resort, April 6, 2023 (Ben Tidswell, KSL 5 TV Chopper pilot)

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.

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Nobody injured after avalanche on Mt. Superior stretched into Snowbird