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As powder hounds anxiously await  the next low pressure system, avalanche safety officials say the next significant snowfall may result in dangerous conditions.  While most people aren’t likely to complain once we receive that long-awaited snowstorm, it is important to be aware of how new snow will affect the current snowpack. Co-owner of the American Avalanche Institute, Sarah Carpenter,  says that not only having the proper avalanche equipment is important but that knowing how to use is it is integral to surviving a dangerous situation in the backcountry. Carpenter urges all backcountry users to take an avalanche safety course before they venture to areas likely not tested for avalanches.

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