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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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AP (Mar. 13, 2015) — Video from a helmet camera shows the terrifying moment an Australian skier was buried by an avalanche while skiing with friends on the Swiss-French border. James Mort was at Les Crosets when he was trapped by the avalanche in January. (March 13) Video provided by AP
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RAW VIDEO: France Avalanche Caught on Tape

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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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