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An inbounds avalanche occurred yesterday morning, January 7th, 2020, at Idaho's Silver Mountain, according to multiple sources. Emergency responders rescued five individuals and recovered three individuals who passed away, according to Silver Mountain.
It has been reported that the slide(s) occurred in the resort's Wardner Peak area, one of the mountain's steepest zones, much of which was closed on the 7th.
The ski resort at which the slide occurred. Silver Mountain map.
For more information on how to stay safe in avalanche terrain, see TGR's Safety Week series here.
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