Dangerous Decisions: Reckless Behavior in Backcountry Persists Despite Warnings

The month of February brought record-setting snowfall. Contributing to that snowfall was a massive storm cycle at the end of the month that blanketed the mountains with almost 50 inches of snow. The result was decreased…

by | Mar 4, 2019 | Avalanches, News, Recreation

The month of February brought record-setting snowfall. Contributing to that snowfall was a massive storm cycle at the end of the month that blanketed the mountains with almost 50 inches of snow. The result was decreased snow stability and an increased avalanche risk. But not everyone heeded warnings from avalanche forecasters and public safety officials to stay out of the backcountry and avoid avalanche terrain.

Two close-call incidents occurred last week involving skiers, snowboarders and an untold number of people impacted by their decisions. Hear more:

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Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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