Avalanche kills backcountry skier in Utah

Friend survived, left to get help
Posted at 10:08 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 22:08:30-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — A skier has died after being buried by an avalanche near Park City, Utah.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office says two skiers in the backcountry triggered the avalanche Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say one of the skiers tried to help the other one, but had to leave the trapped skier behind due to extreme avalanche danger.

Rescue crews found the body of the 57 year old victim on Sunday.

He has been identified as Kurt Damschroder of Park City.