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Natural Avalanche Sweeps Through Alta’s Parking Lot

Once in a blue moon in Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC), Interlodge is issued by the ski resorts. It’s a form of precautionary lockdown ensuring Alta and Snowbird employees and guests stay inside during dicey storm conditions. The move might feel like overkill to those unfamiliar with the area, but it’s essential—especially when the road was closed like last week. Rapid heavy snowfall can lead to freaky things in the canyon, often triggering natural avalanches on the roads and near the resorts. For instance, last Friday, a natural avalanche released in the parking lot across the street from the Peruvian Lodge. Thankfully, no one was caught, but it was just one of many from that storm. In the two days that LCC was closed from intense snowfall, three natural avalanches were reported.

RELATED: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola Moves Forward

Despite the absurd amount of new snow, the Utah Department of Transportation and the folks at Alta and Snowbird went to work at getting things back to normal. Thanks to their hard work, the canyon was reopened on Saturday, allowing all those frothing skiers in Salt Lake City to get their fill of the new snow. 

Check your facts this was a Controlled avalanche set of by UDOT avalanche

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Snowblader Blades for His Life from Angry Bear
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Snowblader Blades for His Life from Angry Bear

Snowblader Blades for His Life from Angry Bear

They don’t teach this in wilderness safety, but a sure way to trigger a bear is to go snowblading. Bears don’t believe it’s a real sport. Seriously, watch this bear in Romania chase after this snowblader like he was a Gore-tex chimichanga. Bear spray won’t help you now, bud. Thankfully, the snowblader survived the incident without harm, and eventually, the local Romanian police were able to shoo the bear away. Snowbladers take heed of our advice.

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Massive Avalanche Hits Russian Ski Resort
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Massive Avalanche Hits Russian Ski Resort

Massive Avalanche Hits Russian Ski Resort

Avalanche mitigation efforts went awry at a Russian ski resort when a blast to loosen new snow slid into tourist facilities instead of into the trees as anticipated. The slide buried twelve people, six of whom have been rescued and an additional three are still being located. Four of the six rescued were injured in the slide and there was one fatality reported. Rescue efforts were carried out by more than 200 responders but have been hampered due to bad weather.  The avalanche occurred in

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Must Watch: Skiing the Stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Must Watch: Skiing the Stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Must Watch: Skiing the Stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheater

If you're a music fan and been to Colorado's Front Range, odds are you've enjoyed a night under the stars at one of the world's best concert venues: Red Rocks Amphitheater. But what goes on at Red Rocks in the winter? In light of the massive storm that's hitting Colorado right now, apparently some solid shredding. Yesterday morning, several skiers were escorted off the property for illegal shredding the venue's famous stairs. While skiing the amphitheater may be illegal, it's still pretty