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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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The climbers learned more about avalanches - what conditions made avalanches likely and how to avoid them.
Some forest openings may involve the runout zones of infrequent avalanches.
About 95 percent of human-triggered avalanches are set off by the victims.
According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, 327 people died in avalanches in the United States between 1985 and 2001, an average of 20 a year.
The three persons skied off-piste in an area that had been banned from use due to the risk of avalanches.
Then the path data was combined with 5,000 recorded avalanches and detailed weather data for the days corresponding to the avalanches.
Avalanches swept down Alpine slopes at the height of the ski season yesterday, killing six skiers in Italy and Switzerland.
But sometimes avalanches hit when they aren't expected.
Avalanches are less predictable than landslides because snow is affected by pressure and temperature.
For a while, these avalanches are not big enough or frequent enough to stop the gradual steepening of the sandpile.
Japan often receives large amounts of snow that increase the risk of avalanches.
Large avalanches fell on the 222nd and the 246th km points of the road.
SNOWSTRUCK: In the Grip of Avalanches JILL FREDSTON
Every year, avalanches kill as many as 30 people in the United States and more than 150 people worldwide, including experienced skiers, snowboarders, and mountaineers.