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Skier-triggered avalanche at Alta

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 13:12:09-04

ALTA, Utah – Utah Avalanche Center officials are warning skiers after a skier-triggered avalanche at Alta.

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, a skier triggered a “catch and carry” slide Sunday afternoon.

Officials said closed resorts are not performing avalanche mitigation so terrain must be treated like the backcountry.

Authorities said to expect an unsettled week ahead with mountain snow.

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Skier-triggered, catch-and-carry slide reported Sunday afternoon at Alta. Closed resorts are not performing avalanche mitigation, so terrain must be treated like the backcountry. An unsettled week ahead with mountain snow. #utavy

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