Orem man killed in Jackson Hole avalanche

Orem man killed in Jackson Hole avalanche (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) - An Orem man is dead after getting trapped in an avalanche he triggered near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Saturday, according to East Idaho News.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort officials say 30-year-old Alexander Marra of Orem died after triggering the avalanche, which happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski patrol responded.

The avalanche was labeled "considerable" by the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center.

Marra was with a ski partner who was not injured.

“The increasing snow load will also raise the likelihood of triggering large to very large persistent deep slab avalanches,” the advisory said. “Safe travel will demand a conservative approach to terrain management.”

Marra died on scene.

“We are saddened to report this fatality, and the staff at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort join me in expressing our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim,” Jackson Hole Mountain Resort President Jerry Blann said in a news release.

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