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A skier is short-hauled out of Granite Canyon after being avalanched in Mile Long Couloir. Lance Coudele photo.
The heavy snowfall which graced Jackson Hole over the past few days has a significant downside: The potential for serious avalanches. Several slides were reported over the past two days, with two requiring evacuations by Search and Rescue teams. The first skier was evacuated from Mile Long Couloir in Granite Canyon, and the second was lifted from the Four Pines Area south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
A slide above the Kelly campus of the Teton Science Schools partially buried a parking lot. JH Avalanche photo.
The parking lot at the Kelly campus of the Teton Science Schools was partially buried by a naturally-triggered avalanche. The slide reportedly was strong enough to move several vehicles, though luckily no one was in the lot at the time.
Academy Award-Winning Actress and owner of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow has recently made headlines in the snow sports world. Apparently, Paltrow is being sued for a skiing hit and run that took place at Utah’s Deer Valley Ski Resort in 2016. The plaintiff, Dr. Terry Sanderson, claims that the actress skied out of control and crashed into him from behind, per KUTV News. RELATED: Lindsey Vonn is Retiring After Next Week's Race Sanderson states that from the accident he suffered a brain injury, four
After an eight-foot storm slammed into the Sierras last week, 120 visitors staying at Montecito Sequoia Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park were snowed in for five days. Located at 7,400 feet above sea-level, the lodge gets plenty of snow- too much, sometimes. Google Maps graphic. After several days of snow removal by Lodge personnel and the US Forest Service, the escape route was finally clear(ish) and the guests were evacuated in a slow-moving caravan.
On Tuesday, the Senate passed a landmark public lands bill that extended protections to more than one million acres of public lands. Voting 92 to 8 across partisan lines, this bill is a huge win for those of us who care about protecting our cherished public lands for future generations. The bill designates 1.3 million acres of land as wilderness in Utah, New Mexico, Oregon, and California and permanently reauthorized a federal program to pay for conservation. RELATED: Watch Kings and