A winter storm and increased avalanche danger are hampering the search for a Grand Targhee Resort worker who failed to return from snowboarding last Friday.
Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Carr tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that efforts to find 34-year-old Lee Kidd are focused on the back side of Targhee. However, crews may not be able to safely search the area on Wednesday.
A friend of Kidd’s, Bryan Terwilliger, said Kidd texted him Friday and said he was getting comfortable snowboarding out-of-bounds. Terwilliger says the two had taken avalanche training and that Kidd knew how to build a snow shelter.
Natalie Kidd told the newspaper her older brother was working his first season at Grand Targhee and had recently moved to Driggs, Idaho from Bozeman, Montana.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com