A 31-year-old man from Wilson, Wyo. was killed Saturday afternoon when an in-bounds slide at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort carried David Nodine and his companion about 200 yards down Paintbrush, an expert trail, according to reports in the Jackson Hole Daily. The companion was unburied and uninjured.
Jackson's Anna Olson told the newspaper that "ski patrol had taken normal precautions to reduce avalanche hazard."
Ski patrollers discovered the location of the victim within six minutes by honing in on signals from an avalanche transceiver he wore, resort officials told the newspaper.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center said rescuers recovered Nodine within 10 minutes. He was pronounced dead at a clinic at the resort base.
Hazards remain in the mountains following the grouping of storms that have surged through the Rockies. OnTheSnow Associate Editor Becky Lomax will follow this story early in the week with a look at where skiers and riders might find hazardous conditions and what they can do to prevent something tragic from happening.