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French Chairlift Catches Fire

Early this week, a six-pack chairlift in the French ski resort La Pierre-Saint-Martin caught fire and melted the haul rope, dropping chairs to the ground. Fortunately the fire occurred after hours and nobody was on the lift.

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This marks the third time in four months that a ski lift has caught fire in Europe, after the Grands Montets tramway burned down in Chamonix, and a 10-passenger gondola was damaged in a blaze in Zillertal, Austria. The cause of the French fire remains under investigation, and roughly 40 percent of Pyrenean ski area is now inaccessible via lift. 

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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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Video: Taos Woman Rescued After Avalanche Damages Home

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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Calgary Wins Bid To Host 2020 X-Games
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Calgary, Canada will be the next host of the Winter X Games, as the series look to expand past Aspen. According to the Calgary Herald, the city secured exclusive rights as an X Games venue from 2020 through 2022 and, in conjunction with province, will invest $13.5 million to support the event. That money will go towards infrastructure, including transforming the Stampede Grandstand into a 14-story jump for skiers and boarders. RELATED: A Road Trip Through The Canadian Rockies Outside of