Avalanche Hits Whitefish Area — Again

KALISPELL, MONT. — A second snowmobiler has survived an avalanche near Whitefish.

Just Thursday, a 19-year-old man got caught in an avalanche while riding his snowmobile in the Cabin Creek area behind Big Mountain.

The man suffered a broken leg, and is in stable condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Officials with the Flathead National Forest say this time, it happened to a man in his 40s who was snowmobiling alone.

Officials say the man’s snowmobile got stuck, and when he tried to get it unstuck, a slab of snow came down.

The man was able to move out of the way. His snowmobile was buried, but he hiked out to report the avalanche.