Tragic Weekend on the Snow

By Beacon Staff

Scott Allen Meyer, 29, died after falling into a tree well at Whitefish Mountain Resort. And Bruce Lee Jungnitsch, 53, was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Hungry Horse Reservoir.

Snowboarder Dies in Tree Well Incident at Whitefish Mountain Resort

A 29-year-old snowboarder died after falling into a tree well Saturday at Whitefish Mountain Resort, marking the second such fatal accident this ski season.

The victim, Scott Allen Meyer of Kalispell, worked as a probation and parole officer for the state of Montana, according to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

Resort spokesman Donnie Clapp said Meyer was found buried in a tree well in an off-piste area near the T-Bar 2 lift.

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Snowmobiler Killed in Avalanche Near Hungry Horse Reservoir

A 53-year-old man died in avalanche Saturday above the Hungry Horse Reserve near Beta Lake, according to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.

Bruce Lee Jungnitsch, of West Glacier, was one of two snowmobilers buried by an avalanche triggered at about 2:30 p.m. The other members of the party were able to dig out both of snowmobilers. One made it out alive, but Jungnitsch did not survive the slide, according to the sheriff’s office. All of the members of the party were equipped avalanche receivers

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