Artillery used to set off an intentional preemptive avalanche at Alta ski resort in Utah
Alta Utah USA Date:1950 Duration:2 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
A training film about the means of forecasting and controlling of avalanches in Alta, Utah. A man loads a shell into an artillery piece. Snow covered slopes of a mountain. Avalanche being set in motion as a result of artillery fire. A dust cloud being formed by the drifting snow. A secondary avalanche is triggered by the force and energy of the artillery-triggered avalanche. A man skis down a slope. Men ski down a snow covered slope. An artillery shell fired from a tower to set off an avalanche.
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