JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski
patroller caught in an avalanche earlier this week has died.
Resort spokeswoman Anna Olson says 58-year-old Mark Wolling died Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Wolling and other ski patrollers were setting off explosives on Wednesday morning to reduce avalanche hazards in the Cheyenne Bowl when the avalanche occurred. Wolling slid nearly 1,000 feet and was swept over a 25-foot cliff. Rescuers later found him buried in 6 feet of snow.Wolling had worked at the resort since 1978 and had been a member of the ski patrol since 1989.