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Skier injured in avalanche near Jackson

Published On: Feb 02 2014 03:51:36 PM CST
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -

A skier is recovering after being swept off a cliff by a small slab avalanche south of the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center says three skiers were climbing uphill from the edge of a cliff when they triggered the slide at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday. One of two skiers who were swept over the cliff had to be taken off the mountain by a helicopter.
Authorities have not released the names of the skiers, who were not buried by the slide.
The condition of the skier who was injured has not been released.