PORTLAND, Ore. — Two backcountry skiers were killed and two others were seriously injured when an avalanche in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains hit a party of eight, officials said.
The deaths mean at least 12 people have died in avalanches nationally this season, including six since Sunday.
Low clouds and poor visibility grounded a rescue effort for the injured skiers late Tuesday night, Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said. Two medics were with the man and woman.
Four unhurt skiers…