MOOSE, Wyo. — Authorities have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who died in avalanches in western Wyoming.
Officials in Grand Teton National Park say rangers on Monday recovered the body of 30-year-old Nick Gillespie from a canyon in the north end of Grand Teton.
Meanwhile, in Sublette County, a search and rescue team on Monday recovered the body of 28-year-old Elizabeth "Liza" Gray Benson from the Bondurant area.
Both avalanche victims were from Jackson. They were caught in small avalanches while skiing Sunday afternoon.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the avalanches occurred as a storm brought several inches of fresh snow to the region.
They were the first avalanche deaths in the area so far this winter.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com