2 dead after avalanche in northern Utah | VailDaily.com

2 dead after avalanche in northern Utah

LOGAN, Utah ” Two people were killed Wednesday in an avalanche in northern Utah, the Cache County sheriff’s office said.

Lt. Matt Bilodeau said the slide happened at 10:30 a.m. on the backside of Logan Peak, between Providence and Logan canyons.

The two were in a party of four that was snowmobiling, Bilodeau said. One person had a satellite phone and called authorities after the slide.

Identities of the dead were not being released pending notification of family. The other two people were not injured, Bilodeau said.

He said search teams do not believe anyone else was caught in the avalanche.

Avalanche danger across northern Utah has been high this week as new snowfall has made the snowpack increasingly fragile. The Utah Avalanche Center has cautioned people not to venture into the backcountry.

Logan is about 85 miles north of Salt Lake City.

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