On the Site:


Woman Hospitalized After Ski Jump Crash On Mount Timpanogos

Feb 2, 2021, 4:34 PM | Updated: Feb 14, 2023, 4:16 pm

(Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue/Facebook)...

(Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue/Facebook)

(Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue/Facebook)

PROVO, Utah – A 19-year-old woman was hospitalized in the intensive care unit after she went off a ski jump she and her friends had constructed near Aspen Grove, according to Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

Cannon said dispatch received a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, saying the woman had gone off the jump and had lower back and rib pain.

Search and rescue crews called for a medical helicopter to assist by hoisting the woman out of the location to a ground ambulance at the trailhead parking lot.

But Cannon said crews evaluated the woman and determined her injuries were critical, and a transport by medical helicopter would be better.

The woman suffered three broken ribs and a punctured lung but officials expected her to survive after staying in the ICU for a couple of days.

Area Avalanche Danger

A warning from the Utah Avalanche Center said avalanche danger in the area was high or considerable.

“Additional new snow and recent strong southerly winds have overloaded the snowpack on many slopes at the mid and upper elevations,” avalanche officials said. “Any natural or human-triggered avalanche can be 2-4′ deep, over a few hundred feet wide and likely unsurvivable.”

Cannon said the incident occurred in the area where three men died in a 2003 avalanche that buried over a dozen people.

“This woman and her four friends had a shovel they used to build the ski jump, but they had no other backcountry safety equipment,” Cannon said. “They had no avalanche beacons or probes. The group this injured woman was with had checked the avalanche forecast and decided to go anyway. While they were not caught in an avalanche, they were not well prepared for that possibility. If you do decide to venture into the backcountry during the winter, make sure you check the avalanche forecast before going and be prepared. Take avalanche beacons, avalanche probes and collapsible shovels.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

"Christmas Street" in Salt Lake City has been an annual tradition since 1947. In 2023, it successfu...

Andrew Adams

Successful fundraising effort helps to continue ‘Christmas Street’ tradition in SLC

With its iconic sign, "Christmas Street" on the city’s east side is once again lit up for the holidays after a successful fundraising effort facilitated some much-needed repairs.

2 hours ago

Board with Kearns High School name...

Lauren Steinbrecher

Police: Student put teacher in chokehold, attacked others in Kearns High classroom

A disturbing fight in a Kearns High School classroom Tuesday ended with a student in juvenile detention after police said the student put a teacher in a chokehold, before assaulting two other adults as they tried to free the teacher in front of students.

4 hours ago

Cell phone...

Debbie Worthen

Scammers know how to build trust; victim wants to warn others

Jessica Turner, a mother in the midst of Halloween preparations, found herself entangled in a web of deception that would leave her financial world shattered because of a fraudulent phone call.

4 hours ago

Man's picture with details about him...

Daniella Rivera

Sandy case highlights challenges tracking sex offenders who move across state lines

The KSL Investigators have been following the case of a convicted sex offender from California who moved into a Sandy neighborhood but did not show up on Utah's registry for nearly a year. Now, we don't know where he is, but we do know he's not a resident at the latest address he gave to authorities.

4 hours ago

A silver alert has been issued for Arthur Long, last seen driving a silver Kia in St. George, Utah,...

Larry D. Curtis

UPDATE: Police cancel St. George silver alert

Police are asking for help locating a missing 76-year-old Arthur Long

5 hours ago

(Frank Klein, National Park Service)...

Luke Seaver

Rockfall in Canyonlands closes White Rim Road

A large rockfall over the weekend in Canyonlands National Park has resulted in the closure of a section of the White Rim Road.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Design mockup half in white and half in color of luxury house interior with open plan living room a...

Lighting Design

Lighting Design 101: Learn the Basics

These lighting design basics will help you when designing your home, so you can meet both practical and aesthetic needs.

an antler with large horns int he wilderness...

Three Bear Lodge

Yellowstone in the Fall: A Wildlife Spectacle Worth Witnessing

While most people travel to this park in the summer, late fall in Yellowstone provides a wealth of highlights to make a memorable experience.

a diverse group of students raising their hands in a classroom...

Little Orchard Preschool

6 Benefits of Preschool for Kids

Some of the benefits of preschool for kids include developing independence, curiosity, and learning more about the world.

Woman Hospitalized After Ski Jump Crash On Mount Timpanogos