Sundance is in town and every morning before the skiers get here there are loud sounds and thumps and now even the dog knows it’s avalanche control, mortars set off so that skiers won’t die under a pile of snow. I sent this to the Explainer at http://www.slate.com
Let’s wait for an answer. Cheers, Dee
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We live here so hear the mortars go off mornings after a snow dump, so what do they do and where do they place them? Are they moved every day? How do they know where to place them?
And since everyone is watching films this week, let’s talk about something else, OK probably not my Park City Entitlement Theory, that rich people get richer by exploiting everyone around here and cut in front of you in line in person, in a car merge and spend ten minutes explaining to a waiter that the menu has to be quick because they have a screening they must get to, so they must make the waiter listen for … we left. There are helicopters here ferrying in stars and probably disturbing wildlife and causing avalanches.
I’d be happy to make your day and just ask you about blowing stuff up, as in mountain mortars.