As this is being written on January 6th there has been seven human-triggered avalanches in the past week. Nearly all occurred in wind-loaded or wind-affected terrain. You can visit the Avalanche Database to find details on each of these.
When things go wrong in the backcountry, it is critical that you know how to use your rescue gear. Many of us just got some upgrades for Christmas – have you been practicing? There’s no time like the present! Click here for a map of the local avalanche rescue training parks and a short video describing how to use them.