Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Snowmobiler Killed Near Togwotee Pass

Togwotee Pass
Photo courtesy Skiingthebackcountry.com

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Teton County officials say a snowmobiler is dead after getting caught in an avalanche near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

The man was snowmobiling with a party of 10 when the avalanche overtook him Monday. His name wasn’t released.

Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Teton County Search and Rescue responded at about 3:30 p.m. after someone activated an emergency beacon.

Sheriff’s Capt. Tripp Wilson says man was dead when rescuers dug him out.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center says the avalanche fatality was Teton County’s first this season.

The center says the snowmobiler was buried in the Dry Lake Creek area, a drainage about eight miles southwest of the Togwotee Mountain Lodge.

Best of KOWB 1290

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kowb1290.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mighty 1290 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mighty 1290 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.