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When do you have enough snow? I’d say the Sierra region area went over the line yesterday when a boy riding a chairlift near Las Vegas, Nevada was killed by an avalanche. Things must be a bit out of hand for that to happen. We hope everyone out in the WildSnow.com world is having CAREFUL fun with all their new snow, and we pray it doesn’t turn into some kind of melting event that causes floods.
We’re getting our share of moisture here in Colorado as well, and downtown Carbondale has more snow than we’ve seen in years. Should make for an amazing season of Colorado backcountry ski touring once the snowpack compacts.
Reports about this 2005 avalanche are difficult to keep linked, here is one that worked as of 2015.