Avalanche in Grand Teton National Park Kills 2
Two men from Jackson have died, following an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park.
Park officials say Steve Romeo and Chris Onufer were buried by the avalanche sometime yesterday on Ranger Peak.
The slide apparently started at the top of the nearly 12,000 foot peak on the northern end of the Teton Range. This morning, rangers picked up beacon activity from the two men during an aerial survey of the area. The two bodies were then found by a search team.
Officials say the avalanche danger was moderate yesterday, and was low this morning.
Steve Romeo was an expert back-country skier based out of Jackson. Romeo also ran th e popular blog, TetonAT.com.
Chris Onufer was also an expert skiier, and was a Jackson Hole Mountain Resort employee for almost 20 years.