Avalanche dog Aico searches for a person buried by snow during a training on Jan. 17, 2013. (credit: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

12 People Dead In Avalanches Nationally This Season After 2 Killed In Oregon

Two backcountry skiers were killed and two others were seriously injured when an avalanche in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains hit a party of eight, officials said.


File photo of the aftermath of an avalanche.  (credit: Franz Aberham/Getty Images)

2 Skiers Killed In Separate Wyoming Avalanches

Two backcountry skiers were killed in separate avalanches in western Wyoming on Sunday, the first two people to die in slides this winter.