Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

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Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

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This map shows the route the two backcountry skiers took before a naturally triggered avalanche caught them around noon Jan. 21.

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

This map shows the route the two backcountry skiers took before a naturally triggered avalanche caught them around noon Jan. 21.

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

Two skiers were caught in an avalanche last month northwest of Silverton.

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

Two skiers parked at Ophir Pass Road, off U.S. Highway 550, before traveling up to an area known as Battleship. After they recovered from the avalanche, it took the pair more than four hours to get back to their car.
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