Two skiers escape Avalanche unscathed at Castle Mountain Resort – Lethbridge


Two people escaped an in-bounds avalanche Friday morning at Castle Mountain Resort completely unscathed.

Officials with Castle Mountain Resort confirmed the avalanche took place on the Red Chair hill Friday morning, with snow fully burying one skier and partially covering another.

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Ski Patrols with Castle Mountain were sent to aid the skiers and were able to successfully rescue both, returning them to the bottom of the hill where EMS assessed them for injuries.

It was determined unnecessary to escort the skiers to hospital as neither sustained any injuries from the avalanche.

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The Red Chair hill was temporarily closed, so crews could use explosives on the area to prevent further risk of avalanches. It was soon reopened for the public for use.

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