Avalanche awareness series returns

By melanie wong

VAIL — It has been a relatively quiet avalanche season in Eagle County, and backcountry users are hoping it stays that way. Local skier Drew Rouse said he’s been skiing up in the Gore Range recently, and he’s noticed safer conditions than usual. Whereas last year, a more active avalanche year, there were big slides that went all the way to the bottom, Rouse said the mountains have been quieter this season. “It seems like the slides have been higher up, not coming to the bottom like they were last year, and that makes me feel better,” he said. He …

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