TODAY   |  March 11, 2014

Intentional avalanche wipes out chairlift

The ski patrol at Crystal Mountain in the state of Washington used explosives to trigger a powerful avalanche, which wiped out a chairlift. No one was hurt.

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>>> proof this morning of just how powerful and dangerous an avalanche can be. take a look. this video is from crystal mountain in washington state . the ski patrol used explosives to trigger an avalanche, but that wall of snow actually ended up wiping out a chairlift. the area was closed at the time. fortunately, no one was hurt.