backcountry http://aspenpublicradio.org en Fatal Avalanche Big Enough to Destroy a House http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/fatal-avalanche-big-enough-destroy-house <p></p><p>A combination of record snow, wind and warming temperatures created a disaster in the backcountry over the weekend. An avalanche on the east-side of Independence Pass Saturday killed two skiers Saturday. And, the state’s avalanche center says it hasn’t seen such large, destructive avalanches in 20 years. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with John Snook, a forecaster at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:24:55 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14447 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Fatal Avalanche Big Enough to Destroy a House