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Snow enthusiasts are urged to stay safe during avalanche season

Skiers free-ride down a slope despite a high avalanche risk, at the ski resort in Val-d'Isere, in the French Alps, on March 2, 2014.
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The Mountain West is seeing more snow than it has in years, which means more powder-hungry skiers and snowmobilers heading for the backcountry. But that means risking an avalanche and there have already been several deadly avalanches this winter. Wyoming Public Radio’s Caitlin Tan reports for the Mountain West News Bureau.

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