Backcountry skier survives avalanche in Utah gully after deploying air bag; others dig her out

  • by: PAUL FOY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 10, 2013 - 6:58 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.

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