VIDEO: GoPro: Skier Vs. Avalanche

Skier Eric Hjorleifson drops in on a perfectly pow-pillowed line and sets off a decent size avalanche. Eric takes a couple tumbles and gets completed covered with snow while attempting to ski through it. Lucky, lucky guy! Shot 100% on the HD HERO3+® camera from GoPro.  Video by GoPro.  In this shot below you can see the …

Heli-Ski Guide Aaron Karitis Passes Away After Haines Avalanche

Over this past weekend 31-year-old Aaron Karitis was caught in an avalanche near Kicking Horse Valley west of Haines, Alaska while heli-ski guiding for Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA). Aaron passed away late Monday night after being in critical condition at Providence Alaska Medical Center since Saturday. Photo courtesy of SEABA  Aaron, a Bend, Oregon native, …

Heli-Skiing Guide Caught In Avalanche In Critical Condition

A 31-year-old Bend, Oregon native heli-ski guide, Aaron Karitis, was buried in an avalanche on Saturday in an Alaskan back country area known as Kicking Horse Valley. He is alive and remains in critical condition at a hospital in Anchorage, according to Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Daily. Aaron Karitis is a very experienced heli-ski guide with …

VIDEO: Raw Footage Of Avalanche Destroying Chair Lift At Crystal Mountain, WA

On March 10th, 2014 an avalanche destroyed the ‘High Campbell’ chairlift at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Washington. The avalanche was intentionally set off by Crystal Mountain’s ski patrol and no one was injured. Stohke Productions gives us a closer look at the monster avalanche, including footage that was taken as it happened. We know its …

VIDEO: Giant Avalanche Takes Out Chair Lift At Crystal Mountain

An avalanche triggered by ski patrol takes out High Campbell chairlift  at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Washington. The avalanche knocked the bottom of the lift 15 feet off its foundation. The resort stated, “It was triggered by an explosive on the throne around 4:45 pm. The area was closed and nobody was hurt”. The …

Montana Avalanche Buries 3, Woman Did Not Survive

A massive avalanche broke on Mt. Jumbo in Missoula’s Rattlesnake Valley, Montana burying two adults and one child.  All were dug out to safety by officials and volunteer neighbors and taken to the hospital. According to the Montana Standard newspaper, “The avalanche that rocketed down the west face of Mount Jumbo on Friday afternoon was …

Avalanche in Colorado Kills Two

A massive avalanche broke this past weekend in Colorado mountains, killing two back country skiers and injuring three. This recent avalanche is the third deadly avalanche to happen in Colorado in less than a week. According to CBS news, “Susan Matthews, a spokeswoman for the Lake County Office of Emergency Management, said seven skiers on …

VIDEO: Avalanche Forms Ice Lake In Valdez, Alaska

An glacier-sized avalanche broke yesterday in Valdez, Alaska, blocking the Lowe river flow and forming a giant ‘ice lake’ . The ice lake is about 60 feet deep and is still growing. According to CNN, all motor access to the town of Valdez has been cut off and officials urge voluntary evacuations of all the …

Vail, Colorado Avalanche Kills 1, Injures 3

An avalanche broke in a back country skiing area just outside of Vail Mountain Ski resort in Colorado earlier today, killing one man and injuring three others. According to Fox News, The Eagle County Sheriffs Office stated that the avalanche occurred at the East Vail Chutes, a back country ski area in Vail. Authorities rescued three …

Avalanche Education Courses At Squaw Valley And Alpine Meadows

Starting this Wednesday, January 8, skiers and snowboards can take advantage of new avalanche education courses at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The one-day and three-day courses teach the basics of snow science, how to access and read the avalanche advisory, how to operate standard avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, and shovel), and, most importantly, how …

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