Snowboard Iskola

A few days ago, at Jackson Hole, an avalanche was triggered by a skier ducking a rope at the resort. The avalanche occurred around 7,500' in an area that had only a foot of rotten snow on the ground two weeks prior. The slide was reported to be large enough to bury a person. The party who triggered the slide did escape without injury and luckily, no one else was below the slide.

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Reportedly, the snow in the area as of late has not been of "typical" nature for Teton/Salt Range snow pack, and it is more reminiscent of Colorado snow pack. A full response from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Patrol, including a dog search, was launched.

This incident should be taken seriously and remembered for times when skiers and snowboarders are tempted to duck ropes. Ducking ropes at resorts is a pretty common practice, but there are ropes for a REASON, and that is not to be forgotten. Use it as an opportunity to explore more of the resort and find secret pockets in-bounds.

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