This is my world.
We survived another big dump of snow, prefaced by pouring rain in the early hours. Snow is amazing. It now coats the frozen trees branches. Pine trees sag in the weight of these little snowflakes, building up on sad-looking trees. The trees are quivering in the wind. The sound is like tinkling glass, as ice wrapped branches crash into one another. Shades of Ice Storm '98. My World Tuesday But snow can be even more dangerous.
1 body found after B.C. avalanche - and another is missing.
The body of one skier killed by a B.C. avalanche was found Sunday, but the search for a second was called off because of bad weather.
The avalanche struck at about 4:30 p.m. PT Saturday in what has been described as "very challenging" terrain on Tom George Mountain, part of the Howson Mountain Range, southwest of Smithers, B.C.
This past month: three deaths in one day: snowmobiles highmarking.
Between 2008 and 2010, 31 snowmobilers died in avalanches in Canada, while only 17 skiers were killed during the same time period, data from the centre based in Revelstoke, B.C., shows.
Canadian Avalanche Centre
This year, 13 locations.
Avalanche Kills, Highmarking Continues