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- Jun 16, 2013
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stay smart out there.
Back country skiers and boarders that are aware of the risks wear beacons and know what to look for before they head in.Do you wear some sort of air bag when you go sledding? Always wondered if there was some safety equipment to help with these situations
She has the look of an ex girlfriend that just found out her ex boyfriend and her replacement just got rolled in an avalanche.....Sad deal, but is it just me that it doesn’t seem right that the forest service gal is smiling the whole time. It may just be her normal facial expression but if so she probably wasnt the best choice to do the video.
this is inacurate.Going "out of bounds" is a big no no at all ski areas. They will pull your lift ticket and kick you out and this is why. The resorts do everything they can to make sure the runs in their resort are safe. Used to ski mammoth a lot and in the mornings you could hear them shooting mortars to get sketchy areas to break loose and slide to make it safer.Alot of that video showed exactly where they were as evidence to cover their asses from getting sued for negligence.Sad that it happened but people do stupid shit and sometimes it bites them in the ass.
This..Alot of that video showed exactly where they were as evidence to cover their asses from getting sued for negligence.
Aren't the rescuers at risk when they have to go recover their dumb asses?this is inacurate.
MANY ski areas offer access to back country skiing through the resort controlled slopes. they showed where the skier went through a legal gate to access the back country.
this is VERY common. the resorts clearly mark the gates (and close them under certain conditions) and there are signs posted warning of no patrol, and you are on your own. the allure of fresh powder (yes i get it) draws many skiers to the back country. would rather die in an avalanche, taking risks for something most will never experience, then take my chances driving LA freeways. how many people are killed in the ocean from shark attacks......yet we still go in the water. no one else is threatened if you wad up in an avalanche....so remind we why we care if someone pays the ultimate price looking for the ultimate ride?
It is very cool stuff. I hope I never need to deploy it. The way to stay out of these is reading the snow report, UT probably has the best reporting and information available. I have an L1 avi training and it was the best money I spent.
Appears as though the crack is already there to start the video, very surprised that the guy dropped in with that.This one is crazy. Video never shows how steep something is but still. However if you have people with you and the right gear this one should be survivable.
I would highly recommend anyone into sports that may require search and rescue invest in a garmin mini. When you initially set it up you can purchase search and rescue insurance. They link to your phone and people at home can track you.yes and its my understanding you will likely receive a hefty invoice for search and rescue services. guess that doesn't matter if you are dead.
Many don't know this but you can ski up to 6 resorts (Deer Valley, Park City, Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird) in a single day. Hows that even possible, it's called back country skiing. An old buddy I grew up with was a powder guide in Utah and on a nice day he could lead you on an epic journey...That backcountry skiing always seemed like alot of hiking and not much skiing. I get winded just thinking about it.
Sad news on the fatality. Avalanche control is your friend, especially in the little cottonwood area.