Avalanche buries unknown number of people at Taos ski resort


An inbounds avalanche buried an unknown number of people Thursday afternoon at the Taos Ski Valley near Kachina Peak, the highest point.

The trigger of the avalanche is unknown at this time. 

At 11:30AM today, an inbounds avalanche occurred on the K3 shoot off of Kachina Peak. Taos Ski Valley Ski Patrol immediately responded to the scene.

The trigger of the avalanche is unknown at this time but a full investigation of the incident and its cause will be conducted.

The safety of our guests and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Our thoughts and support to all those involved including guests, witnesses and first responders. The Taos Ski Valley team extends its appreciation for the professionalism of all of the staff and responding agencies involved in this incident.

We will provide another update as more information becomes clear.

-According to Taos Ski Valley

According to the Taos News the avalanche resulted in skiers and snowboarders being buried.

Taos News is also reporting members of Taos Ski Patrol were able to pull two people from the snow and CPR was being performed on them.

There is no word on the condition of those rescued.

Witnesses told Taos News at least one other individual was lost in the snow.

This is a developing story, KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.

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