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Avalanche

An avalanche is a slide of a large snow (or rock) mass down a mountainside, caused when a buildup of snow is released down a slope, and is one of the major dangers faced in the mountains in winter.

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RightThisMinute (Jan. 15, 2015) — Usually when a blizzard or an avalanche comes, you should probably get out of the way. But these people decided to stay and film, good thing it was just a controlled avalanche. Video provided by RightThisMinute
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RightThisMinute (Jan. 16, 2015) — A pair of videos show that avalanches, no matter the size, can be very dangerous. In clip one, snowboarder Greg Hugunin narrowly avoided an avalanche as he rode down the slopes on a mountain in Alaska. In clip two, a snowmobile driver in British Colombia was carried down a hill by an avalanche and went missing under the snow. Luckily, a friend was close by and was able to pull him out. Video provided by RightThisMinute
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RAW VIDEO: France Avalanche Caught on Tape

RAW VIDEO: France Avalanche Caught on Tape

Reuters (Mar. 7, 2012) — Dramatic pictures recorded on March 3 show an avalanche sweeping away a ski run in the French Alps.
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Avalanche Deaths Spike as Storms Bring Snow

Avalanche Deaths Spike as Storms Bring Snow

AP (Feb. 26, 2014) — Heavy snowfall and strong winds in the past month have fueled dangerous conditions in mountains across the West, prompting forecasters to issue warnings of considerable or high avalanche dangers for many areas outside of established ski areas. (Feb. 26) Video provided by AP
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