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Anchorage Rebuilding After Major Earthquake and Aftershocks

On Friday morning Alaska was rattled by the biggest earthquake recorded in the state since 1964. According to the Alaska Earthquake Center, the quake, which was centered just seven miles north of Anchorage, caused significant damage to the area’s infrastructure. It left highways and roads in pieces, power lines snapped, and many buildings so damaged that they were forced to close. 


The area is still feeling residual aftershocks, in fact, more than 1,000 have been reported since the initial rumble. But Alaskans, who are no stranger to massive quakes, have been taking the incident in stride. Thankfully, there have been no casualties or major injuries as a result of the incident. Unlike the devastating 9.2 magnitude earthquake in 1964, which killed more than 100 people, Friday’s tremor originated 30 miles under in the ground. This, combined with newer building codes, aided in avoiding more destruction for the area.

The 1964 earthquake for comparison:

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High Winds Create Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria
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High Winds Create Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria

High Winds Create Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria

Making a gondola salad is easy, as Austria's Hochzillertal ski area demonstrated this weekend. All it takes is for one car to get jammed at a lift tower and the subsequent cars will pile up behind it. According to the Tiroler Tageseitung, the fiasco occurred on Sunday, when five of the Wimbach Express's cars collided with each other. RELATED: New gondola falls off the cable at Copper Mountain during testing. Thankfully, the gondolas were unoccupied during the pileup. The incident is still

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VIDEO: 3 Seconds of Insane Skiing With Dash Longe
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VIDEO: 3 Seconds of Insane Skiing With Dash Longe

VIDEO: 3 Seconds of Insane Skiing With Dash Longe

This video has been a dream in progress since the day the footage was captured, and I'm stoked to share it in time to get you fired up to VOTE for your favorite skiers in the 19th Annual Powder Poll! VOTE FOR DASH LONGE & THE TGR CREW IN THE POWDER AWARDS This one's for the UNDERDOGS. If you like seeing the underdog come out on top, then  VOTE now, and let's skew the ratio in favor of dudes like Todd Ligare, Griffin Post and myself...who go for it regardless of the outcome! Voting

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Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac
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Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac

A backcountry skier survived a massive fall in the Tahoe backcountry on Sunday, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The man was skiing with friends the North side of Mount Tallac, just west of Heavenly Mountain Resort, when he reportedly fell 200-300 feet over rocks, sustaining major injuries. RELATED: High Winds Created Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria His friends called 911, and the victim was airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter before being transported by CALSTAR to a