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1 killed, 3 injured in East Vail avalanche
KUSA-TV [Denver], by Staff

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Posted By:Emerson, 1/7/2014 4:16:43 PM

One person was killed and three others injured in a large avalanche in East Vail Tuesday. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the avalanche was triggered in the backcountry area, near the treeline. Crews are attempting to rescue the victims from the mountain. The three hurt in the slide suffered non-life threatening injuries. This is a developing story. Stay with the networks of 9NEWS for more information.

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Not unexpected - here is the report on avalanche conditions dated 1.4.14. Some never learn.

"Colorado Avalanche Information Center says slides likely in Summit County"
http://www.summitdaily.com/news/9609580-113/avalanche-layers-slide-lazar


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/7/2014 4:19:56 PM     (No. 9683373)

Article linked in OP Comments is full of information on recent avalanches (triggered by skiers) and on what is contributing to the buildup of snow - some of it windpacked - on steep slopes, over softer snow. Interesting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/7/2014 5:38:26 PM     (No. 9683447)

RIP and condolences for families and injured.

´Bout time that recreational folks pay the freight for "Acts of God", instead of us, stay at home schleps.

Buy catastrophic insurance, required with your ski pass, boarding pass, etc.

Leave me out of it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 1/7/2014 6:19:55 PM     (No. 9683479)

#2 out in the cold too much?

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