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Area Skier Injured in Avalanche

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0  Updated at 12:11 pm, March 11th, 2014 By:
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(JACKSON, WY) – A local skier was hurt in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park Sunday afternoon.  Forty-three-year-old Greg Epstein of Wilson, Wyoming was carried over a thousand feet down one of the Air Force chutes in Granite Canyon. Officials say Epstein and his friends were well-equipped with the appropriate safety gear, which included avalanche beacons and probes. Epstein was transported to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, where is being treated for serious injuries.