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Mock-avalanche drills help educate public on ski safety

BZ 012415 Avalanche Training 07

SNOWBASIN — Patrollers and the public schlepped to Snowbasin’s Middle Bowl last Saturday to practice their avalanche rescue skills. The large-scale rescue scenario included live...

Recreation

Mock-avalanche drills help educate public on ski safety

SNOWBASIN — Patrollers and the public schlepped to Snowbasin’s Middle Bowl last Saturday to practice their avalanche rescue skills. The large-...


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New policy on snowmobiles in national forests

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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

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Yosemite climber says he hopes historic feat inspires others

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New Donner Party museum planned

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Cold ice means hot fishing in Utah

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Mock-avalanche drills help educate public on ski safety

SNOWBASIN — Patrollers and the public schlepped to Snowbasin’s Middle Bowl last Saturday to practice their avalanche rescue skills. The large-...