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Squaw Closed Sunday From High Avy Danger

Yesterday Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were forced to close because of high avalanche danger from the three-foot overnight dump they got on Saturday. Try to imagine that, too much snow—except you don’t have to. Check out some of the images from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows getting absolutely buried. Thankfully for all you Californians, both resorts have resumed normal operations. Just be sure to bring your snorkel!

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Outdoor Community Remembers Lama, Roskelley, and Auer
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Outdoor Community Remembers Lama, Roskelley, and Auer

Outdoor Community Remembers Lama, Roskelley, and Auer

The three climbers atop Howse Peak in a photo recovered from Roskelley's cellphone. Last week the outdoor community was shocked to learn of the untimely deaths of alpinists David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer. The trio were struck by a size 3 avalanche while climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Their bodies have since been recovered, and their cellphone photos indicate that they had reached the summit of Howse Peak via the M16 route before the avalanche. Since news of their

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Lessons Learned From a Tree Well Rescue
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Lessons Learned From a Tree Well Rescue

Lessons Learned From a Tree Well Rescue

Wyatt Minor sits at the base of the Greyhawk lift at Sun Valley. Idaho Mountain Express photo. Most 18 year-olds are more concerned with their Instagram following and class schedule than snow safety, but Wyatt Minor isn’t most 18 year-olds. He was practically raised on the mountain, unsurprising considering that his father owns and operates a classic onslope apres-spot. The Sun Valley, Idaho local has been instrumental in saving the lives of two skiers over the past two seasons, simply by

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Skier Self Rescues from Hole on Tuckerman Ravine
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Skier Self Rescues from Hole on Tuckerman Ravine

Skier Self Rescues from Hole on Tuckerman Ravine

The skier (above) is helped by his party after climbing out of a waterfall hole. Mount Washington Avalanche Center Photo.   On Monday, April 22nd, a backcountry skier had a close call after falling into a deep waterfall hole from the headwall of Tuckerman Ravine. According to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center, such incidents are a major concern for this area when the melting snowpack creates dangerous holes, cracks, and crevasses. Not only is it incredibly difficult to rescue