Experts: avalanche danger high in rare outlier year

New twist: More experience skiers, not newbies, getting into trouble
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New twist: More experience skiers, not newbies, getting into trouble
Avalanche

This winter’s unstable snow pack—built on sparse early snow—has lead to a “perfect storm” for treacherous avalanche conditions, experts say. The dicey snow pack combined with easier access to back- and sidecountry terrain has created a “spooky,” combustible mixture this season, as avalanche centers are increasing their warnings to skiers and riders. We said it before, and we'll say it again: You can’t be too careful out there—inbounds and out. Here’s more from the pros.