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Video: Parks Canada Filmed their Avalanche Mitigation and It’s Nuts

Now that's spooky. This mesmerizing but haunting scene was shared by the Parks Canada staff, who spent their weekend mitigating avalanche danger along near the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. 

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After it dumped about two feet of snow near the national park, the control team closed eight miles of Highway 93 due to the extreme avalanche risk. Large quantities of explosives were used to detonate avalanches like this one to minimize the danger for travelers on the highway. 

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Aspen Avalanche Could be a ‘300-year event’
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The mile-wide avalanche that happened in Aspen Highlands on March 9th certainly felt out of the norm. It was a nightmare that released naturally, charging over 3000 feet and destroying trees like toothpicks as it piled into the Conundrum Creek Valley. RELATED: Colorado’s Red Mountain Pass to Close Indefinitely Because of Avalanches Turns out local experts speculate it to be a 300-year event. According to the Vail Daily, Art Mears, an engineer from Gunnison, has been taking a closer look into

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Video: Taos Woman Rescued After Avalanche Damages Home
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These days, it seems like very few places are safe from avalanches. Whether you're skiing inbounds, driving on a major highway, or even just watching TV at home, they're an almost omnipresent danger in snowier regions.  Taos Ski Valley, NM has already dealt with an avalanche-related tragedy this year, providing a stark contrast to this successful rescue.   Related: Second Skier Dies Following Taos Inbounds Slide According to a spokesman for the ski area, this avalanche reportedly crossed

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