The Associated Press
Separate avalanches over the weekend killed two snowmobilers in Montana and Wyoming and prompted warnings from avalanche experts about backcountry snow conditions in popular snowmobiling areas of both states. Near Jackson, Wyo., two snowmobilers were buried Saturday in a slide, according to the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center. Rescuers found and dug out Greg Huntsman, 42, of Idaho Falls, from 6 feet of snow and resuscitated him. James Boschae, 30, of Swan Valley, Idaho, was buried by 8 to 10 feet of snow and asphyxiated, according to sheriff’s department and forest officials. Near Cooke City, Mont., just outside Yellowstone National Park, a North Dakota man died Saturday in an avalanche triggered by a companion, the Park County undersheriff said. Jeffrey Michel, 34, of Jamestown, N.D., was buried under 7 feet of snow for about 18 minutes on Scotch Bonnet Mountain several miles north of Cooke City, Undersheriff Gary Tanascu said.