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Routt County in photos: Dec. 13, 2012

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A massive avalanche tore down Fish Creek Canyon in February, shattering the idea among some locals that the canyon wasn't prone to slides.

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February slide in Fish Creek Canyon opens backcountry skiers' eyes

Fish Creek Canyon was supposed to be a safe place to pass through Steamboat Ski Area's gates and find untouched powder. Any slope can slide; however, and a February avalanche in the canyon highlights why skiers always should be aware.

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