BOZEMAN — A man and a woman in their 20s have been injured after getting swept over a cliff in an avalanche while skiing out of bounds at Bridger Bowl.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says the avalanche on Bridger Ridge occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say the woman is a recent Montana State University graduate and that she suffered a significant leg injury.

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says the man suffered minor injuries.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin says the two are lucky to be alive considering the size of the avalanche and the terrain.

The avalanche center on Sunday says that snow in the area is unstable due to a foot of new snow in the last several days.

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