Six U.S. Army soldiers were caught in an avalanche on Wednesday at the Army Mountain Warfare School near Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont. According to a statement released on the Vermont National Guard’s Facebook page, none of the soldiers sustained life threatening injuries. Five of the soldiers have been hospitalized, however, with the sixth able to return to duty.

At just after 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the six soldiers were training in an area known as Easy Gully in Smugglers’ Notch as a part of the Advanced Course of the Army Mountain Warfare School. Easy Gully, a narrow pass at the edge of Vermont’s highest mountain, Mount Mansfield, could be called anything but easy. With steep cliffs and harsh winter weather, the Advanced Course at the school run by the Vermont National Guard can be arduous enough, however, the Vermont Department of Public Safety recently released an advisory saying that the slew of recent storms to hit the Northeast have resulted in “extremely unstable conditions in steep terrain” like that found in Easy Gully.  The area around the gully is said to have received more than nine inches of snow the day prior to the avalanche alone.

According to statements released in local news outlet, The Burlington Free Press, the soldiers were dragged along the ground for at least 300 meters by the wave of snow and ice, but were not buried. The injured soldiers were said to be conscious and alert when help arrived. According to a statement made by a spokesman for the Vermont National Guard, it took only about ten minutes to locate the injured soldiers. They were evacuated from the mountain itself in just under two hours, as the soldiers were carried down the mountain to waiting ambulances for transfer to a local medical facility.

The injured soldiers were taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, though no details regarding their condition have been released beyond stating that the nature of their injuries were not life threatening. Their identities have not been been released to the public yet.