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Skiers Survive 4 Days Trapped on Stormy Glacier

They hunkered down in cave they dug in the snow

(Newser) - Two skiers were rescued from an Alaskan glacier on Tuesday—four days after initially setting out for a day trip. An airplane delivered Jennifer Neyman, 36, and Christopher Hanna, 45, to Bear Glacier in Harding Ice Field on Friday, but bad weather prevented their plane from returning, reports the Alaska ... More »

2 Skiers Found Dead in Colorado

Seven skiers triggered deadly avalanche, officials say

(Newser) - Authorities say two skiers were killed and three others were injured in a large avalanche in Colorado. The Lake County Office of Emergency Management says seven skiers on Star Mountain near Independence Pass triggered the slide at about 5pm yesterday. Three were hospitalized with injuries that included a broken leg,... More »

Avalanche Wipes Out French Ski Lift

Snow pours over chairs, cables, knocks down pylons

(Newser) - Skiers thought they were safe in their chair-lift perches as they watched a powerful avalanche rumble through a French ski resort near Grenoble—until snow began to bury the tips of their skis. No injuries were reported, but several skiers on higher ground were left dangling from lifts—and had... More »

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