Avalanche http://www.kunc.org en With An Air Bag, Help During An Avalanche Is A Cord-Yank Away http://www.kunc.org/post/air-bag-help-during-avalanche-cord-yank-away Let's say you're skiing in the backcountry, looking for some powder — but instead, you trigger an avalanche.<p>If you have an avalanche air bag pack strapped to your back, you just yank the cord. That deploys the air bag, which keeps you close to the surface and easier to dig out, says Andy Wenberg with Backcountry Access, one of several companies making the devices. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 53987 at http://www.kunc.org With An Air Bag, Help During An Avalanche Is A Cord-Yank Away CAIC Says Deadly Avalanche Could Have Been Prevented http://www.kunc.org/post/caic-says-deadly-avalanche-could-have-been-prevented <p>The April 20th avalanche near Loveland Pass that killed five people was the worst of its kind in more than fifty years. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Aspen Public Radio & Elise Thatcher 43454 at http://www.kunc.org CAIC Says Deadly Avalanche Could Have Been Prevented Spring Snowstorm Keeps Avalanche Danger High http://www.kunc.org/post/spring-snowstorm-keeps-avalanche-danger-high <p>The recent heavy spring snowstorms have not only <a href="http://kunc.org/post/heavy-snow-puts-dent-colorados-drought" target="_blank">boosted snowpack levels</a> in much of Colorado. The storms have also led to an increase in avalanche danger. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:43:35 +0000 Emily Boyer 43314 at http://www.kunc.org Spring Snowstorm Keeps Avalanche Danger High Rare On-The-Job Death For Avalanche Forecaster In Utah http://www.kunc.org/post/rare-job-death-avalanche-forecaster-utah Dale Atkins has been tracking hundreds of avalanche deaths for years but the fatality report that arrived from Utah Friday morning was especially shocking.<p>"It's way too close to home," says Atkins, the Colorado-based president of the <a href="http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/">American Avalanche Association</a>. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:08:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 42836 at http://www.kunc.org Rare On-The-Job Death For Avalanche Forecaster In Utah CDOT Triggers Large Avalanches Over Berthoud And Loveland Pass http://www.kunc.org/post/cdot-triggers-large-avalanches-over-berthoud-and-loveland-pass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation dropped explosives from a helicopter to trigger large avalanche slides Thursday.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:20:07 +0000 Nathan Heffel 40860 at http://www.kunc.org CDOT Triggers Large Avalanches Over Berthoud And Loveland Pass