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Inbounds Avalanche at Snowbird Kills One

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An inbounds avalanche at Snowbird resort in Utah killed a 27 year old woman named Heather Gross yesterday.  The avalanche occured on terrain that was hike accessible on Mt Baldy around 10,5000 ft.  Gross was midway down the mountain in the Eye of the Needle area when she was caught in the slide.

Gross was buried for 50 minutes when she was found by rescuers using probes. She was flown to University hospital in  extremely critical condition, where she died.

Snowbird is known for it’s state of the art avalanche control and this is the first inbounds death there since 1977.