Three men were injured while snowboarding near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The area was icier than they had anticipated, according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide. They lost control and slid over the edge of a cliff, which was roughly a 200-foot drop.
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A 31-year-old Arizona man sustained minor injuries, but a 31-year-old San Jose, California, man and a 40-year-old Tustin, California man, were more seriously injured. They were transported out via helicopter.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort President Jerry Blann said he was relieved there were no deaths.
“We are pleased to report there were no fatalities with this serious incident,” Blann said in a release.
“It prompts us all to remember that backcountry travel can have extreme consequences and it is imperative that you know the terrain, know the conditions and be fully equipped for all eventualities. We wish these skiers a full and speedy recovery.”
A few weeks ago, an avalanche near the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort killed two skiers, CBS reported.