AVALANCHE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AVALANCHE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NHL: Avalanche’s Duchene out about 4 weeks with knee injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753888-77/duchene-team-roy-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753888-77/duchene-team-roy-games.html.csp">NHL: Avalanche’s Duchene out about 4 weeks with knee injury</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAT GRAHAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:13.059-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Englewood, Colo. • The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury. Duchene hurt his medial collateral ligament when he ran into a teammate on the opening shift against San Jose over the weekend. He’s expected to miss about four weeks. The loss is a big blow for the Avalanche, who have turned things around in coach Patrick Roy’s first season in charge and are in the running f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577538882014-03-31T23:26:13.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:26:13.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753888@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:13 MDT Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi Olympic venue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719443-68/resort-skiers-avalanche-khutor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719443-68/resort-skiers-avalanche-khutor.html.csp">Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi Olympic venue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said. Six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck, the Roza Khutor resort said in a statement. The snow buried two women, and rescuers who dug them out were unable to save them, it said. The four other skiers escaped unharmed. The Kuban regional branch of state Rossiya television, citing witnesses, repor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577194432014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719443@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:11:05 MDT Snowmobiler dies in Montana avalanche, fifth victim since Jan. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670294-68/avalanche-snowmobiler-buried-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670294-68/avalanche-snowmobiler-buried-center.html.csp">Snowmobiler dies in Montana avalanche, fifth victim since Jan. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cooke City, Mont. • An 18-year-old Minnesota man has died after he was buried in an avalanche in southwestern Montana that apparently was triggered by another snowmobiler. The victim was stuck on a slope and trying to start his snowmobile Tuesday afternoon when another snowmobiler high-marked above him, triggering the slide, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said. High marking involves riding a snowmobile straight up a mountain as far as the rider can and turning around before becomi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576702942014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670294@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:39:10 MDT Avalanche in Montana claims skier’s life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664727-68/avalanche-montana-skiing-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664727-68/avalanche-montana-skiing-area.html.csp">Avalanche in Montana claims skier’s life</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butte, Mont. • A man who was back-country skiing in southwestern Montana has died in an avalanche. Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a group of people were skiing northeast of Philipsburg in the Altoona Lakes area Monday when the slide occurred. Dispatchers received the call at about 3 p.m. Dunkerson was withholding the man’s name until family members were notified. He declined to say how many people were skiing in the area. The man is the fourth person to die in western Montana avalan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576647272014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664727@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:16:02 MDT Utah snowmobiler who died in avalanche is identified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57651986-78/avalanche-died-friday-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57651986-78/avalanche-died-friday-area.html.csp">Utah snowmobiler who died in avalanche is identified</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica MIller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T23:25:25.265-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police have identified the snowmobiler who died Friday in Summit County after being buried in an avalanche. Ryan A. Noorda, 39, of Honeyville, was snowmobiling near Whitney Reservoir and Gold Hill Road about 6 p.m. on Friday when the avalanche hit him, according to Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds. The man’s family managed to pull him out, but medical crews pronounced him dead at the scene. Whitney Reservoir is located in the Uintah-Cache National Forest. According to the Utah Avalanche Cente...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57651986@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:25:25 MDT Summit County avalanche kills snowmobiler http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57649708-78/amp-avalanche-reservoir-whitney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57649708-78/amp-avalanche-reservoir-whitney.html.csp">Summit County avalanche kills snowmobiler</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T23:11:36.347-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man died Friday in Summit County when an avalanche buried him. The man was snowmobiling near Whitney Reservoir and Gold Hill Road about 6 p.m. when the avalanche hit him, according to Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds. The man’s family managed to pull him out, but medical crews pronounced him dead at the scene. Police have not released the man’s name or age. Edmunds said only that he was from northern Utah. Whitney Reservoir is located in the Uintah-Cache National Forest. According to the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57649708@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:11:36 MDT Montana boy tried to bite, lick his way out of avalanche http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57647689-200/avalanche-bite-buried-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57647689-200/avalanche-bite-buried-phoenix.html.csp">Montana boy tried to bite, lick his way out of avalanche</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to “lick and bite” his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep. Phoenix Scoles-Coburn, of Missoula, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer on Friday that he doesn’t remember the moment the Feb. 28 snow slide hit him. He says he looked back and saw a tree wobbling, so he ran. The next thing he knew, he was in the snow. Phoenix’s mother, Erin S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576476892014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647689@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35:32 MDT Woman hurt in destructive Montana avalanche dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626855-68/avalanche-hospital-missoula-woman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626855-68/avalanche-hospital-missoula-woman.html.csp">Woman hurt in destructive Montana avalanche dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T15:52:02.794-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Missoula, Mont. • A woman who was rescued about three hours after her house was destroyed by an avalanche in Missoula, Mont., has died at a hospital. Missoula police say Michel Colville died Sunday night at St. Patrick Hospital. Her husband, Fred Allendorf, remains hospitalized in serious condition. He was buried for about two hours before rescuers found him Friday night in an air pocket created by a fallen chimney in their house at the base of Mount Jumbo. Eight-year-old Phoenix Scoles-Coburn w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576268552014-03-03T15:52:02.794-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T15:52:02.794-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626855@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:52:02 MDT Snowboarding fun on Vista Butte near Bend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57584689-223/butte-vista-snow-backcountry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57584689-223/butte-vista-snow-backcountry.html.csp">Snowboarding fun on Vista Butte near Bend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK MORICAL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Bulletin</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T17:18:01.567-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bend, Ore. • I was never so happy to hear the scream of a snowmobile engine and see one come ripping toward me. Exhausted after slogging through more than a foot of fresh snow for most of the day, the sight of a groomed snowmobile track was welcoming. The goal had been to snowboard through fresh powder while descending Vista Butte, but that plan sort of got scratched when we hit the flats early during our ride down. Bulletin photographer Joe Kline and I started out in snowshoes from the Vista Bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57584689@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:18:01 MDT Iowa snowmobiler killed by avalanche in Wyoming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57567815-68/avalanche-jackson-wyoming-iowa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57567815-68/avalanche-jackson-wyoming-iowa.html.csp">Iowa snowmobiler killed by avalanche in Wyoming</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T09:58:01.64-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Wyo. • A 26-year-old Iowa man died when an avalanche swept his snowmobile into a tree in northwest Wyoming. Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says Tyler Tourlett, of Osage, was buried by the avalanche near the Togwotee (TOH’-goh-tee) Mountain Lodge on Tuesday. Gilliam tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that responders, including a doctor flown from Jackson, tried to revive Tourlett for half an hour before the doctor pronounced him dead. He says the avalanche occurred when Tourlett’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575678152014-02-19T09:58:01.64-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-19T09:58:01.64-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57567815@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:58:01 MDT Avalanche survivor was buried for 90 minutes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57557228-68/avalanche-idaho-martin-buried.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57557228-68/avalanche-idaho-martin-buried.html.csp">Avalanche survivor was buried for 90 minutes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-17T14:41:31.182-06:00">Updated Feb 17, 2014 02:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ketchum, Idaho • An avalanche in central Idaho buried four people, killing an Idaho man whose wife survived being buried under the snow for about 90 minutes. The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office says the avalanche occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday in the Smiley Creek area about 36 miles north of Ketchum. Robert and Susan Swanton of Sutherlin, Ore., were able to extricate themselves and begin looking for George Martin Jr. of Bellevue, and his wife, Lesley. The Swantons found Martin after about a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575572282014-02-17T14:41:31.182-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-17T14:41:31.182-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57557228@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:41:31 MDT Utah forecast: Avalanche danger high, and more snow on the way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57556895-78/utah-avalanche-forecast-mountains.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57556895-78/utah-avalanche-forecast-mountains.html.csp">Utah forecast: Avalanche danger high, and more snow on the way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-17T22:07:58.295-06:00">Updated Feb 17, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Avalanche danger remains elevated throughout the northern and central mountains of Utah due to recent heavy snows, and more snow is on the way later this week. The Utah Avalanche Center issued a Backcountry Avalanche Warning on Monday, noting that the risks for large, potentially deadly snowslides, both natural and human-triggered, were especially serious on slopes steeper than 30 degrees. The mountains above Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo, as well as the Skyline district and the Uintas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57556895@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:07:58 MDT 2 skiers killed in Colorado avalanche http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57555074-68/skiers-avalanche-colorado-broken.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57555074-68/skiers-avalanche-colorado-broken.html.csp">2 skiers killed in Colorado avalanche</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T23:08:02.15-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leadville, Colo. • Two skiers were killed and three others injured in an avalanche in Colorado, marking the third deadly slide in the state in less than a week, authorities said Sunday. Susan Matthews, a spokeswoman for the Lake County Office of Emergency Management, said seven skiers on Star Mountain near Leadville triggered the slide at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Search and rescue crews found the bodies of two skiers Sunday afternoon. “They were found near the top of the avalanche and they had be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57555074@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:08:02 MDT 2 skiers killed in large Colorado avalanche http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57554051-68/avalanche-colorado-skiers-broken.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57554051-68/avalanche-colorado-skiers-broken.html.csp">2 skiers killed in large Colorado avalanche</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T12:58:45.673-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leadville, Colo. • Authorities say two skiers were killed and three others were injured in a large avalanche in Colorado. The Lake County Office of Emergency Management says seven skiers on Star Mountain near Independence Pass triggered the slide at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Three were hospitalized with injuries that included a broken leg, a broken ankle and a possible broken rib and collapsed lung. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says search and rescue crews found the bodies of two skiers Sunday ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575540512014-02-16T12:58:45.673-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-16T12:58:45.673-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57554051@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:58:45 MDT High avalanche danger prompts warnings across Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57553899-78/avalanche-danger-utah-expected.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57553899-78/avalanche-danger-utah-expected.html.csp">High avalanche danger prompts warnings across Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Janelle Stecklein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T10:44:32.891-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 10:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An avalanche warning was in place Sunday across the mountain ranges of northern and central Utah as the state’s next storm system was expect to pass through. In northern Utah, a 80 percent chance of rain and snow existed Sunday, even though temperatures were expected to peak at a balmy 56. Little snow accumulation was expected in the valleys. The biggest threat Sunday was expected to be extreme avalanche danger. Backcountry travelers were being warned to avoid slopes steeper than 30 degrees and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57553899@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:44:32 MDT