As skiers head for the slopes in Sweden, experts say beware of avalanches

A file photo of a ski lift in Sweden. Experts are warning about the avalanche danger of going off slope during ski season. (Sven Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Officials are reminding skiers to exercise caution in the Swedish mountains since there’s a heightened risk for avalanche accidents this time of year.
  • Late February and early March are when schools across the country close for a week and many families head to the slopes for their holiday.
  • Per-Olov Wikberg, who works with avalanche issues at the Environmental Protection Agency, says sticking to marked terrain is the best bet to stay safe.
Radio Sweden

For more what skiers need to do to stay safe, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report. 

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Warm weather increases risk of avalanche in northwestern Canada, CBC News

Finland: Warnings in Lapland after fatal avalanche in Sweden, Yle News

Sweden: Avalanche warning to snowmobilers in Swedish mountains, Radio Sweden

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