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Avalanche season (the snowy kind...not the NHL team)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spup1122, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest


    Seems like we've had quite a few already. Such a sad story.
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    And ten in British Columbia to date. Scary stuff.
    Part--but not all-- of the problem is snowboards and skiers going into "permanently closed" areas.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    The latest one was inside the boundaries of Big White, though.

    It's the crazy winter we're having out here ... well, you're having it, too, JR ... a dump of snow, a warm up, a freeze, a dump of snow ...

    It creates cake-like layers of ice, snow and ice, creating the 'perfect' conditions for avalanches.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Lots and lots of snow in the mountains out here this winter (hardly any in the city). Interstate 70 has been closed a few times through the state to set off avalanches.
    There are LOTS of avalanches in the southwest part of Colorado, near Silverton, which seldom gets cut off from the rest of the world because avalanches cover U.S. 550.

    Here's a Q and A with a longtime avalanche forecaster.

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