Elisabeth Malloy, 43, and her boyfriend Adam Morrey ,30, were skiing in Millcreek Canyon, just east of Salt Lake City when they were caught by a 700-foot wide avalanche. According to the New York Daily News, the couple admitted that they knew the area to be unstable but decided to dare the 9400 foot slope.
Mallory was immediately swept away by oncoming avalanche and buried under the snow downhill. The veteran skier described the experience as “violent” but remained steadfast that her boyfriend would find her.
“I had a small pocket of air I created with my arms and I decided the best situation was to meditate and breathe slowly,” Mallory said.
Meanwhile, Adam Morrey had been separated from her by the course of the avalanche, but fared better in its wake. He was able to hoist himself out of the snow and…