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Fatal inbounds avalanches, like the one in Taos, often spur lawsuits against ski areas. They rarely get far.

The question is: Will the trend of unsuccessful lawsuits after fatal avalanches hold as ski areas expand into slide-prone terrain?

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The first death of Colorado’s avalanche season came after a series of minor mistakes, report shows

Instructor and five students in an avalanche-safety class spent hours planning, but were swept down the slope after missteps

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Colorado’s first avalanche death of 2019 came during an advanced avalanche-safety course on Red Mountain Pass

Peter Marshall, a 40-year-old from Longmont, was on a three-day avalanche class when he was buried by an avalanche and killed

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A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

"We are seeing a success story. But the source of that success is very complicated," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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Hidden in the Colorado avalanche deaths downturn is a growing trend of avoidable accidents

"My challenge to avalanche educators right now is to develop a way to better instruct people on not just when to turn around, but how to turn around," said Dale Atkins, an avalanche educator.

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How the deaths of two U.S. ski team members in an Austrian avalanche are spurring change

Bryce Astle and Ronnie Berlack, two U.S. ski team development member, were killed in an avalanche on Jan. 5, 2015

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“If I can prevent at least one kid from going through what my kid goes through every day, I will do whatever it takes. I have to.”

In the wake of an avalanche, a widow raising her daughter fights for awareness, support and instilling fear in backcountry travelers

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Colorado Ski Safety Act tested in two trials involving in-bounds avalanches

The family of Taft Conlin is continuing its fight with an appeal