Backcountry Skier Injured In Avalanche In Crazy Mountains, Montana

Crazy Mountains, Montana – On Sunday, April 30, 2017 a backcountry skier was injured in an avalanche in the Crazy Mountains of Montana.

Crazy Peak

Crazy Peak In Summer

The skier was with 2 other individuals when he was caught in a slide between Granite Peak and Crazy Peak. The skier was carried 100 to 150 yards and broke his femur. Authorities were notified around 1pm. Sweet Grass County SAR and Two Bear Air responded to the scene and rescued the skier around 4pm.

DailyInterLake.com reports that the Crazy Mountains “received 9 inches of new snow last week.”

The injured individual was identified as a 39-year-old male who was a member of the Big Sky Ski Patrol.

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