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Colorado Avalanche Information Center Director Discusses Deadly Year

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Colorado Avalanche Information Center
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An avalanche near Silverton killed three men on 2/1. This photo looks up the slide path near where one of the men was buried.

This winter has been one of the worst on record for deaths caused by avalanches. Eight people in Colorado have lost their lives. And the problem isn't limited to this state. In early February, there were more people killed nationwide by snowslides in seven days than in any single week in the past century.

KOTO Radio in Telluride reached out to Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. KOTO's Julia Caulfield spoke with Greene about current conditions, staying safe in the backcountry, and how to process emotions around avalanche deaths.
 

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