January 2008
High Country News;1/21/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p3
The article reports on avalanches in the snowy slopes of the West's mountains in the U.S. According to reports, 14 people have died in avalanche-related accidents between November 2007 and January 8, 2008 which makes the snowy slopes of the mountains dangerous for back-country travelers this winter. It mentions that the months of January, February and March are the typical period for avalanche accidents. Based on statistics, it notes that snowmobilers are at a higher rate of danger beginning in the 1990s, as compared to any other group.


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