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Avalanches are more dangerous during the pandemic because people are bored - Sue Kraus
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Avalanches are more dangerous during the pandemic because people are bored - Sue Kraus

Avalanches have always posed a threat to backcountry skiers, but with the added desire for activity amidst a pandemic, the risk is greater. "Being outdoors and distanced may feel safe compared to other activities,” says Sue Kraus, professor of Psychology. However, she notes that our definition of what activities are safe has changed drastically.

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