2008 Flathead Valley avalanches

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2008 Flathead Valley avalanches
Date December 28, 2008 (2008-12-28)
Location Near Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
8 dead
3 injured

The Flathead Valley avalanches were two avalanches that buried 11 snowmobilers near the town of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada on December 28, 2008. The avalanches ultimately claimed the lives of 8 of the riders, and prompted the need for more awareness on avalanche safety.[1]

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  1. ^ "7 bodies found after Canadian avalanches". CNN. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2008-12-30.