- 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.
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