Avalanche Season

— Jyl Hoyt from member station KBSU in Boise reports that this winter has been a particularly dangerous avalanche season. The year's snowfall pattern has created unstable snowfields, especially on steep slopes. Forecasters can often predict dangerous areas...but skiers and snowboarders don't always pay attention.



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