Item: The alpine meadows avalanche
Title: The alpine meadows avalanche
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1982 International Snow Science Workshop, Bozeman, Montana, USA
Authors: Larry D. Heywood, Assistant Ski Patrol Director, P.O. Box 222, Homewood, California 95718
Abstract: On March 31, 1982 a devastating avalanche hit the base area of Alpine Meadows Ski Area, California. The avalanche killed seven and damaged or destroyed over two million dollars in equipment and facilities. A young woman was rescued alive after a five day burial. She was located by a search dog. A slide presentation will illustrate the avalanche's destruction, various aspects of the search and rescue operation, the live recovery of Anna Conrad, and other photographs related to the avalanche. Weather factors, control measures, the avalanche's size and characteristics, the rescue operation and other details of the disaster will be discussed.
Keywords: search dog, rescue, fatalities, weather
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