A gun fired at Alta's Rustler Mountain leads triggers intentional avalanche to protect ski areas of Alta, Utah.
Alta Utah USA Date:1950 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary about the dangers posed by avalanches and the methods to control them in the mountainous regions of the United States. The Utah National Guard gun crew and forest rangers work on an artillery gun. A gun is fired, a high explosive shell hits at Rustler Mountain of Alta resort. Snow avalanche is triggered and drifts down the slope. The controlled avalanche reduces the chances of an uncontrolled avalanche in the near future. A snow ranger looks through binoculars as he keeps a vigil to check for any avalanches. Men ski along the snow covered slopes.
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