Backcountry skier breaks leg, search and rescue responds to Big Cottonwood Canyon

Life Flight. File photo: Unified Police Department

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Jan. 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — LifeFlight and search and rescue crews were called in Saturday to rescue a woman who broke her leg while backcountry skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

According to Unified Police officials, the 24-year-old woman broke her leg while skiing off Powder Park 1, which lies between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Park City Ski Resort.

UPD first posted about the incident at about 1:30 p.m.

Roads through the canyon were expected to be closed intermittently during the rescue effort.

LifeFlight assisted Saturday after a woman broke her leg while skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Photo: Unified Police Department

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