Storm Hampers Search for Lost Skier

Storm Hampers Search for Lost Skier

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(KSL News) Thursday night's snowstorm is a major factor in the search for a missing skier in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

More than 100 searchers, from three counties, are scouring an area around the Brighton Ski Resort.

The 33 year old had planned to ski from Alta to Brighton on one of the popular cross country ski trails this evening when the storm rolled in and he got disoriented.

He first called for help on a cell phone around 6:30.

The heavy snows have prevented helicopters from helping, so right now searchers from Salt Lake, Utah and Wasatch Counties are using snowmobiles to search.

The skier said he had no light, and only a small package of food and water designed to last about two hours.

Searchers are concerned about avalanche danger.

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