Avalanches Hammer the West

Avalanches Hammer the West

Slides are wrecking havoc throughout the mountain west. From an early fatality Utah to a damaged mid-mountain ski lodge at Jackson Hole, avalanches are plaguing western ski and recreation areas. Eight snowmobilers died in slides in British Columbia, just this week, a skier died while skiing in-bounds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and several other ski patrollers were hit by the slide that also severely damaged the Bridger Restaurant on the mountain. The slide, reportedly triggered by avalanche control teams, plowed through windows at the mid-mountain lodge, tore off balconies and railings, and piled snow up to 8 feet deep inside. In Washington, severe avalanche dangers after cut the state in half, with all east-west highways closed New Years Day because of high avalanche dangers.  More snow developments and news here: Jackson Avalanche news: News Report Photos of lodge damage Washington Cascades: Road Conditions More Highway Details Weather
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