The Risk and Allure of the Winter Backcountry

Wyoming – This week a ski patroller at the Jackson Hole Mountain ski resort got caught in an avalanche. He was carried hundreds of feet and buried under six feet of snow. Other patrollers found him and dug him out, but he remains in the hospital. It's the type of event those that people who use the backcountry are asked to be cautious of. Today we have a story we aired a few years ago as part of an Open Spaces series on Avalanche danger. Former Wyoming Public Radio reporter Kristin Espeland has more.