14 Americans Have Died in Avalanches This Winter. Is Skiing Getting Deadlier?

Just last week, two backcountry tourers narrowly escaped an avalanche on Mt. Washington. A few days later, a 46-year-old skier was killed by an avalanche in Deschutes County, Oregon. His death brought this season’s avalanche fatality count to 14, shocking the local community and leaving many to wonder: Are deadly avalanches are getting more frequent? […]