Sundance Resort Reopens After Avalanche; Avalanche Danger High In Parts Of State
SUNDANCE, Utah — A high avalanche warning has been issued for much of the Wasatch Front and into Provo Canyon.
It was in that area that a skier was buried in an avalanche at Sundance Ski Resort.
It was around 1:30 p.m. Saturday that resort staff confirmed a 21-year-old local man accidentally triggered an avalanche after his ski came off, causing him to slide under a rope and into closed off terrain.
The skier was buried up to his neck, but luckily, he was with two other people who called for help.
No injuries were found during the ski patrol’s medical assessment, but he was transported to a local hospital for further medical review.
The resort closed temporarily for that incident, but later reopened for night skiing.
Meanwhile, traffic piled up heading into Provo Canyon near Vivian Park where avalanche control efforts were conducted.
The Utah Avalanche Center has most of the region north of Provo under high alert.
KSL-TV heard that the Provo Canyon area will likely stay on high alert through Sunday.