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    Avalanche! We're Number One, We're Number One! Booya!

    I just found out that Colorado leads the nation in avalanche deaths.

    This information came to me because there has been a terrible avalanche in Switzerland at Andermatt. It appears to have been caused by an out-of-bounds skier. Two were injured and unknown number might be buried. They are continuing the search.

    The Sun

    To be fair, almost all of our avalanche deaths today involve out-of-bounds skiers. Resorts today trigger loose snow layers before runs and trails open for the day.

    I have seen small avalanches (which will still kill you).

    If you ski with a group, carry an avalanche beacon. It might help.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Well, in fairness, you're already in a fairly exclusive group to begin with. How many states are actually capable of having avalanches at all? 5? It's hardly a common problem in Alabama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Well, in fairness, you're already in a fairly exclusive group to begin with. How many states are actually capable of having avalanches at all? 5? It's hardly a common problem in Alabama.
    Thanks a lot, Debbie Downer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Thanks a lot, Debbie Downer.

    And I guarantee we have way more Avalanches in the 907 just a lot less people density.

    You can keep the trophy though.
    If it pays, it stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    And I guarantee we have way more Avalanches in the 907 just a lot less people density.

    You can keep the trophy though.
    I kinda started to wonder about that after I posted earlier. From a math perspective, you've got ... what? 6 times the surface area of mountains where an avalanche can occur? Obviously big flat areas like Barrow aren't really subject to the same risk as 14,000-foot peaks in the middle of the state.

    But then I wondered how much of that, if any, doesn't get avalanches due to glacial cover? Does that stop/slow down avalanches? I've honestly never even thought about it before, but I can imagine that a thick ice layer underneath might actually reduce avalanches as opposed to just snow on a mountainside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Well, in fairness, you're already in a fairly exclusive group to begin with. How many states are actually capable of having avalanches at all? 5? It's hardly a common problem in Alabama.
    Last year, we had to turn around within a few miles from our destination and drive back to spend the first night of our Lake Tahoe vacation in Sacramento, because the pass was closed due to an avalanche that hung an 18-wheeler off the side of the mountain. Fortunately, nobody died in that one though. I can only imagine the workers' comp claim for the driver of the 18-wheeler. In his place, I'd have been a gibbering idiot long before they got me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    And I guarantee we have way more Avalanches in the 907 just a lot less people density.

    You can keep the trophy though.
    The contest is how many humans killed. Not how many wolves and eagles are amused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    The contest is how many humans killed. Not how many wolves and eagles are amused.

    Well since you keep importing all those Californians you should figure out how to control for stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott View Post
    Well since you keep importing all those Californians you should figure out how to control for stupidity.
    The Head Stupid One is governor so that's not gonna happen.

    However, most Californians can't ski to save their lives so at least most of them stay off the slopes and trails.

    They do all think they know how to ride road bikes, though.
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