The incident happened west of the ski centre road, police said. Photo: Dave Croker CC-BY-SA-2.0

The incident happened west of the ski centre road, police said. Photo: Dave Croker CC-BY-SA-2.0

Three people were injured in an avalanche on the slopes of Cairn Gorm.

Police said the trio were hit by the avalanche west of the Sugar Bowl car park about 2pm yesterday.

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out to the incident involving an organised group.

A Northern Constabulary spokesperson said: “One male casualty, described as ‘walking wounded’ sustained a minor injury.

“Two female casualties were conveyed to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness where they were treated for minor injuries and later released.”

The avalanche site is only about 2km from the scene of the fatal incident in the Chalamain Gap in which three people died in February.

The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service said the risk of avalanches in the northern Cairngorms was high yesterday on all aspects from south-west through to northern slopes, above 800m, with localised considerable risk down to 400m.

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