7 people have died since November in US avalanches. Experts are predicting an usually active season.
The victims ran the gamut: snowboard, snowmobilers, skiiers and hikers.
A lot of people are taking foolish risks.
Here are some links:
Avalanche's org's incident list for 2000-2001
Environmental News story on the danger
News Search on Avalanche
A story about US550 south of Montrose, Colorado, being billed "the most dangerous highway in avalanche season: