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Synonyms for avalanche

snow-slide

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large amount

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Synonyms for avalanche

a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

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a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things

gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

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29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - For the sixth straight year, BRP (TSX:DOO) is taking the lead in promoting avalanche education and awareness by sponsoring 23 seminars in Canada and 34 in the United States this fall.
Avalanches triggered by unusually heavy snowfall killed at least six people in Indian Kashmir, as flimsy buildings caved in across the Himalayan valley, police said Wednesday.
Both avalanches occurred on Saturday, with the Granite Mountain avalanche preceding the one on Red Mountain by a half hour.
Avalanches may also go down in the Apsheronsk and Mostovsk districts in Kuban.
Mark Clawson, Avalanche marketing manager, said, 'More than 580,000 Avalanches have been sold since its introduction in 2001, and Avalanche has won major awards and recognitions throughout its run.
Although the region is prone to avalanches, the general said, they tend to occur in "forward bases" at higher altitude, where only 10 or 20 troops are located.
The snow cover has subsided, but additional snowfalls and warming weather create good conditions for so-called principal avalanches, in which heavy masses of snow slide down," said the rescuer.
FAIZABAD (PAN): The death toll from avalanches, triggered by heavy snowfall, has increased to 28 in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.
All of these are used to either avoid avalanches or help rescue victims if they are caught and buried in one.
The Canadian Avalanche Centre, which is based in Revelstoke, had warned local residents that the risk of avalanches in the backcountry mountain areas was high because of recent snowfall.
In Canton Valais, avalanches onto the marked ski runs, triggered by off-piste skiers, have stirred up a debate about liabilities and sanctions for those who scoff at warnings.
Two avalanches have descended on the Bishkek-Osh road on Sunday due to heavy snow.
MOUNTAIN rescue teams warned walkers to be careful of avalanches after 500 tonnes of snow slid down a Snowdonia mountain side.
Summary: Three climbers killed when they were swept up in a series of avalanches in Scottish mountains have been named.
The way snow cracks determines how avalanches start