By: randosteve|Posted on: December 14, 2008|Posted in: Avalanche Safety | 4 comments

Slide in the Eye of the Needle area on Mount Baldy.
Photo: Jim Urquhart/The Salt Lake Tribune.

A skier died on Sunday after being buried in an avalanche for about an hour in the Eye of the Needle area of Mount Baldy at Snowbird.  Skier Heather Gross was still alive but unconscious when she was uncovered.  Over 250 skiers responded to the avalanche site to help probe and search other potential victims.  The area on Mount Baldy had just been opened to the public on Sunday after avalanche control work.  Condolences to all those involved.  More on the story here.