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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Utah Ski Resorts to Use Helicopter-Based Avalanche Rescue System

New technology that will allow searchers to find and rescue avalanche victims more quickly will be tested at Utah's Snowbird Ski Resort Thursday. provides an interesting overview:

"A new helicopter-mounted avalanche transceiver technology will be unveiled for the first time in the United States Thursday in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon. Members of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Air Med, Life Flight and the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office will perform a helicopter transceiver search using long-range receivers near Snowbird."

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