Jackson Hole, WY News

Granite rescue

Teton County Search and Rescue short-hauls an injured skier out of Granite Canyon on Tuesday north of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Both injured skiers were successfully removed via short haul from backcountry areas near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

UPDATE, 6:18 p.m.: Teton County Search and Rescue was called to another injured skier needing help in Four Pines, a backcountry area adjacent to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The skier was taken by short haul to safety, witnesses said.

UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.: Skies have cleared, allowing a helicopter to head into the backcountry.

Original story, 1:30 p.m.: First responders are trying to figure out how to rescue a stranded skier who's stuck in Granite Canyon, possibly with a broken leg.

Grand Teton National Park rangers, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski patrol and Teton County Search and Rescue personnel are all involved.

The skier triggered a slab in Mile Long Couloir and got carried to the bottom the slide path, according to the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center.

But as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, weather would not allow Search and Rescue to fly a helicopter.

This is a developing story.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066, courts@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGcourts.

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steve stenger

I wish it was limited to Teton Country...but you're right. North Facing Couloirs in these conditions?

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