More snow means increased avalanche danger

More snow means increased avalanche danger


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Avalanche Center says danger in some of the state's backcountry areas is considerable as the snowpack continues to build.

The agency issued an avalanche warning for the mountains of northern Utah, where more snow is expected over the next week and the danger level will remain considerable to high.

The avalanche center says conditions will remain dangerous even for the most experienced backcountry skiers.

Human-triggered avalanches are most likely at higher elevations and natural avalanches are expected as storms blanket the mountains with snow.

A 27-year-old woman died Sunday after being caught in an avalanche at Snowbird ski resort.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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