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President's Day Holiday Brings 'Superstitious Dread' To Avalanche Experts

(CBS4) - The Colorado Avalanche Information Center have a "superstitious dread" during the President's Day holiday weekend. They say over the course of the last 10 winters, seven avalanche accidents have killed a total of eight people around President's Day weekend.

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(credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

"The data supports our worry. Mid-February seems like a prime time for the convergence of a holiday weekend, nice weather, and dangerous avalanche conditions. This year is no exception," CAIC stated on social media.

So far this season, CAIC reports two avalanche deaths; one skier west of Cameron Pass, and a climber in the Uncompahgre Gorge.

Experts received reports for six avalanches on Saturday alone.

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