Avalanche that killed five difficult to predict

Apr 24 2013 - 2:27pm


DENVER -- The kind of avalanche that killed five people in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, and it's dangerous because of the amount of snow normally involved.

Saturday's slide in near Loveland Pass is called a deep persistent slab avalanche, and it was the kind of avalanche that backcountry snowboarders and skiers were warned of in the area that day. It's also the same type of avalanche that killed a snowboarder Thursday near Vail Pass.

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