Three backcountry skiers had a close call late Monday morning with an avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the three men were skiing at 11:26 a.m. when the slide, of undetermined size, broke loose. One of the men was briefly buried and suffered a strained shoulder before his friends dug him out.
Bruce Tremper of the Utah Avalanche Center tweeted that the slide was on south face of Mt. Superior in Little Cottonwood Canyon.