A dog, snowboarder and skier were buried in an avalanche on Mount Peck. The dog was missing for days and was believed to be dead. Then it wandered back to the trailhead days later.
The skier was able to use his avalanche airbag, but he was still partially buried and lost a ski, officials said. “The snowboarder who was below was unable to deploy her airbag and she was partially buried without a viable airway,” officials said in an incident report. The skier rushed to help the snowboarder and was able to dig her out of the snow.
The dog was initially believed to be killed in the avalanche. There were no tracks indicating the dog escaped. However, the dog returned to the trailhead on Saturday, March 12