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NY Times Article on Recent Avalanches

There's a sobering article in Jan 9th's NY Times NY Times detailing the extreme avalanche danger across the Rockies and the West this winter. Over 14 skiers and snowboarders have died in the States this season, as well as a rash of avalanche tragedies reported in Canada. Record snowfall and fluctuating temperatures have made the snowpack highly unstable. The article indicates that this year has been so unusual that inbound avalanches are a phenomenon that ski patrollers are paying special attention to, especially after inbounds avalanches killed skiers at Snowbird, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley. The rash of on-piste slides has led many skiers to wear transceivers on resorts. Be safe out there...