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VIDEO: Avalanche deaths spike across the West

Phuong Le, The Associated Press
Feb 26 2014 - 11:03am

SEATTLE -- Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced when a series of storms dumped several feet of snow in the mountains across the West, after what had been a disappointing start for those seeking fresh powder in the backcountry.But all the new snow and strong winds in the past month have fueled dangerous conditions from the Cascades to the Rockies,...

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Early warming temps bring new batch of avalanche, ice dangers

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 17 2014 - 4:37pm

The groundhog may have been at it again, as temperatures are warming up, and the early signs of spring are appearing. However, with those signs come dangerous conditions that concern Top of Utah search and rescue teams.According to the National Weather Service, temperatures this week will range in the low 50s to high 40s in the region, creating...

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Injured skiers stranded by avalanche rescued

Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press
Feb 13 2014 - 8:43am

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Wrapped in blankets and tucked into rescue sleds, two backcountry skiers with broken legs were towed Wednesday out of a remote spot in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon where an avalanche killed two of their companions. The bodies were left behind until the risk of another avalanche subsides.

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Deadly Ore. avalanche leaves injured skiers stranded

Jeff Baenen, Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press
Feb 12 2014 - 4:59pm

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Crew worked Wednesday to rescue two backcountry skiers with broken bones from a steep slope in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountains, after an avalanche killed two of the skiers' companions and forced them to spend a cold and snowy night bundled in rescue baskets.

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Deadly avalanches continue; 2 more killed in Ore.

The Associated Press
Feb 12 2014 - 9:00am

PORTLAND, Ore. -- An avalanche in the mountains of eastern Oregon killed two backcountry skiers and seriously injured two others Tuesday, and another skier was found dead in Colorado a day after he was swept up in a large slide, officials said.

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Missing Colorado skier found dead after avalanche

The Associated Press
Feb 11 2014 - 4:15pm

DILLON, Colo. -- A skier missing after an avalanche outside a Colorado ski area was found dead Tuesday, about a day after he was swept up in a large slide.The man, described as in his 40s and from the state's populated Front Range area, is the 10th person to die in an avalanche nationally this season and the fourth since Sunday. The danger of more...

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Utah avalanche danger extreme after two deaths, Powder Mountain slide

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 10 2014 - 6:54pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Avalanche Center is reporting an extreme risk of dangerous slides after deadly accidents claimed the lives of two people in different parts of the state, and an avalanche shut down the road to Powder Mountain ski resort for the most part of two days."(Avalanches) are equal opportunity killers. They get skiers,...

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VIDEO: Vail founder’s grandson killed in Colorado slide

The Associated Press
Jan 8 2014 - 2:24pm

VAIL, Colo. -- The grandson of Vail's founder was killed and three other people were injured Tuesday in an avalanche near the ski resort, authorities said.Anthony Seibert, 24, was killed in the slide in the backcountry near Vail, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said. She said Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is...

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VIDEO: Avalanche deaths spike across the West

Phuong Le, The Associated Press
Feb 26 2014 - 11:03am

SEATTLE -- Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced when a series of storms dumped several feet of snow in the mountains across the West, after what had been a disappointing start for those seeking fresh powder in the backcountry.But all the new snow and strong winds in the past month have fueled dangerous conditions from the Cascades to the Rockies,...

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VIDEO: Vail founder’s grandson killed in Colorado slide

The Associated Press
Jan 8 2014 - 2:24pm

VAIL, Colo. -- The grandson of Vail's founder was killed and three other people were injured Tuesday in an avalanche near the ski resort, authorities said.Anthony Seibert, 24, was killed in the slide in the backcountry near Vail, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said. She said Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is...

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VIDEO: Avalanche deaths spike across the West

Phuong Le, The Associated Press
Feb 26 2014 - 11:03am

SEATTLE -- Skiers and snowboarders rejoiced when a series of storms dumped several feet of snow in the mountains across the West, after what had been a disappointing start for those seeking fresh powder in the backcountry.But all the new snow and strong winds in the past month have fueled dangerous conditions from the Cascades to the Rockies,...

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VIDEO: Vail founder’s grandson killed in Colorado slide

The Associated Press
Jan 8 2014 - 2:24pm

VAIL, Colo. -- The grandson of Vail's founder was killed and three other people were injured Tuesday in an avalanche near the ski resort, authorities said.Anthony Seibert, 24, was killed in the slide in the backcountry near Vail, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said. She said Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is...

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