The Latest: 2 taken to hospitals after New Mexico avalanche

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

A New Mexico ski resort says two people are being taken to hospitals after they were pulled from an avalanche near its highest summit.

Chris Stagg, a spokesman for Taos Ski Valley, says no other skiers or snowboarders were believed to be buried in the snow after witnesses told authorities that they had seen two people on the slope when the snow collapsed Thursday.


However, he says, a search of the mountain was still underway as a precaution to ensure no other people remained trapped.

Stagg says both people who were rescued are males. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Taos Ski Valley says the avalanche happened at 11:30 a.m. on its K3 run. It was unknown what triggered the avalanche.


1:40 p.m.

Officials say two people have been pulled from an avalanche near the highest peak of a New Mexico ski resort, and a search is underway for others who may be buried beneath the snow.

Bobby Lucero, the director for emergency management in Taos County, said an avalanche was reported at Taos Ski Valley on Thursday.

He says two people were located in the snow, and the extent of their injuries is not known.

He says it is believed there may be others buried in the snow, and Taos Ski Valley’s ski patrol is on scene working to locate them.

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