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Inbound Avalanche Kills Two at Idaho Ski Hill

And a third skier is still missing

An avalanche at Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho killed two skiers, injured a number of others and another skier is still missing. Two people died when the avalanche ripped down near Wardner Peak around 11 a.m. Rescue volunteers and local sheriff’s office responded to the event. The ski resort has a lot of steep and advanced terrain.

Silver Mountain Resort remains closed today. Officials have not released the victims’ identities. “Silver Mountain has stated in their press release that all skiers have been accounted for,” the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office wrote.

“We would like to thank the numerous volunteers that assisted from several agencies, the National Avalanche Center, and several local volunteers. Our deepest condolences go out to all the family and friends affected by this tragic event.” The search for the skier still missing will resume tomorrow.

The avalanche on Wardner Peak Photo Susan Purvis