Tamarack uses explosives to reduce avalanches

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 10:34:00-05

After receiving eleven inches of snow at Tamarack Mountain Resort, officials set up explosives to help reduce the risk of avalanches for skiers and snowboarders.

Using a permit approved by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau (ATF), explosives are placed at high risk areas including the north ridge of the summit where cornices form due to wind.