Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:59 pm Posts: 35 Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Have you guys seen this video?
(I don't know any of the people in it, just stumbled across it).
Normally the only avalanche video's I enjoy are ones with people digging snow pits... but for some reason the fact that this one has both perspectives (from the buried & coming up behind) makes it sort of unique.
_________________ A (large) snowboard company once titled their video "It's Always Snowing Somewhere". They were right... it's always snowing in my head.
I believe we watched this one happen from the lift. It's a one-turner into a terrain trap that slides regularly and there were many, obvious, natural releases that day on similar elevations/aspects, so we chose not to ride the backcountry... plus inbounds was good. As he dropped, we all voiced that we thought it was going to slide. Questionable decisions...
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:27 am Posts: 65 Location: Bham
This is just out the Elbow, directly across from Chair 8. I was actually above this when it happened, I believe, at the very top of the run (hemispheres, top hump). There were many natural releases that day, as well as many more caused by skiers/snowboarders. We chose a much safer descent line, this is an obvious terrain trap that always slides. That is one area I avoid if there are pretty much any avalanche activity. This day is one I never would have ridden that face on.