Brackett was back country skiing (not at a ski resort) with 2 other friends when the avalanche occurred. Brackett was swept into the trees where he received mortal injuries. The other two skiers were able to find Brackett and summon help. Brackett was taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
Brackett was a food and beverage employee with Squaw Valley Resort.
Anderson is now over 120 points ahead of second place Kjerskti Ostgaard Buass, from Norway.