BREAKING: Natural Avalanche Crosses Utah Highway and Into Snowbird Resort
Ski Patrol is searching the area using Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Recco, and probes. The Snowbird Village is now in Interlodge.
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Editor’s note: 3:24 pm Update
Snowbird teams have completed a full search of the incident site and have confirmed that no guests or employees were caught in the debris caused by an avalanche that was triggered outside of Snowbird’s boundaries.
A naturally-occurring avalanche that started on the south-facing, lower section of Mt. Superior (outside the ski resort) ran across SR-210 and onto the western edge of Snowbird’s Chickadee trail at approximately 12:30 p.m. today.
Huge avalanche covering chickadee at Snowbird
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The Chickadee lift and trail were open at the time of the avalanche, coming after a three-day closure of the resort due to record snowfall this week. Ski Patrol is searching the area using Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Recco, and probes. The Snowbird Village is now in Interlodge.
SR-210 remains closed.
“We are trying to confirm that no one was caught, but we are taking every step possible to find out just in case, including a full probe line, RECCO, and our avalanche rescue dog team,” says Sarah Sherman, communications manager at Snowbird.