Avalanche Kills 2 Skilled Skiers In Grand Teton National Park

Two skilled skiers were killed when an avalanche hit the mountains of Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming. A search and rescue team sent to the area identified the dead skiers as Steve Romeo and Chris Onufer who both died after the avalanche Ranger Peak in the northern Teton Range.

Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs revealed the dead skiers were expert back country skiers who lived in the area. Skaggs said they conducted the search and rescue operation early morning of Thursday after the vehicle used by the victims were found on Wednesday night in a trail-head parking lot in Grand Teton National Park. The family of the victims were deeply sad on their untimely death. It was learned that avalanche commonly happens in the area during the winter season.