Icy conditions grounded the Teton County Search & Rescue helicopter yesterday afternoon.
At about noon on Wednesday, Search & Rescue was called out to aid an injured backcountry skier in No Name Canyon.
An accident left the skier in significant pain and unable to ski or walk.
After assessing the terrain, the rescue team decided to use their helicopter to short-haul the skier to safety.
After the helicopter flew to the accident site and dropped off volunteers to care for the patient, inclement weather grounded the helicopter on Fish Creek Road.
Jackson Hole Ski Patrol went to the site as Search and Rescue sent a ski team of eight volunteers up the aerial tram.
At approximately 2:00 p.m., the ski team began making their way toward the patient.
Ski patrol and Teton County Search & Rescue volunteers transported the 37-year-old man down the mountain 2,800 vertical feet over roughly two miles in the rescue sled.
This was the third time in the last six weeks that volunteers had been called to rescue a skier in No Name Canyon.