But there are a number who are very experienced, but become complacent because they have been in a number of situations where no avalanches
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
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.
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
fell on the 222nd and the 246th km points of the road.
SNOWSTRUCK: In the Grip of Avalanches
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.