backcountry skiing

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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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“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