Avalanche Risks and Rescue on the Disaster Podcast

avalanche-sign-rescueWith steady streams of snowfall coming into the rocky mountains, that also means more risk for avalanche in the back country recreation areas for skiers and other participants of winter sports activities. We have meteorologist and ski patrol member Kyle Nelson on the show today to talk about the weather patterns across the country. He also shares his expertise with avalanche management and rescue with the podcast listeners.

Avalanche safety page from National Weather Service

Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, hikers and snowmobilers. On average, 6 people die in avalanches in the state of Colorado every year. Anyone who travels into the high country in the winter should be prepared for avalanches and know how to avoid them.

This episode is hosted by Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.

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