Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska from Chappy on Vimeo.
This is an intense, sobering video.
It’s a skier with a helmet cam who is skiing in Alaska, gets caught in an avalanche, is buried for 4:28 minutes before he’s rescued by his buddies and walks away uninjured.
After watching the video, it’s worth [...]
I signed up for an avalanche I class this weekend. Not because I’m a huge backcountry skier, but I’d like to get into the backcountry more and figured that to go confidently and safely into unfamiliar territory, I had better learn about snow safety.
I’ve been acquiring the equipment over time. If you think skiing is expensive, [...]
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but ski accidents keep piling up with the snow.
The weather is making headlines everywhere. Southern California is seeing record rainfall and snow is piling up at the Grand Canyon, where visibility is reduced to a half mile.
You know it’s bad when they close they close the off-ramps to [...]
By Betsy Cohen of the Missoulian
Two skiers are alive after surviving an avalanche Wednesday afternoon outside the ski area boundary at Snowbowl ski area in Missoula.
Missoula County emergency responders learned of the incident when the duo call 9-1-1 for help around 3:30 p.m., said Missoula County Sheriff Mike McMeekin.
Despite minor injuries and one head laceration, the skiers, [...]
Here is a story about a pair of skiers skinning up the Tobacco Roots and their dog, all who were caught in an avalanche over the weekend. Everyone survived.
Be careful [...]
I’m in the market for a backcountry ski backpack.
It just so happens my buddy, an avid snowmobiler, just bought one. Cost $1,000, he tells me.
For that price, it better be able to prevent avalanches and teleport me to the top of the mountain, I respond.
While it doesn’t prevent avalanches, it does help prevent against trauma for [...]