A skier-triggered avalanche in Guardsman Pass, Utah, took one skier for a ride past big trees before burying him. His friends saw a ski tip and dug him out.
The point-of-view camera action takes us through the avalanche and under the snow. His screams for help will send shivers down your spine.
Guardsman Pass Avalanche stated: “Skier triggered on a shallow rocky convex steep slope. fourth skier on the slope that day. Crown brake was six inches (at trigger point) up to three feet deep. Three people skiing. We knew the steep part of the slope had a likelihood of breaking but thought it would be manageable. we all underestimated the amount of snowpack that broke. That being said we all had avalanche gear and had one person up top in eyesight of the skier and one at the bottom out of the path. Skier was buried under about a foot deep, with one ski sticking out. Buried For less then a minute.”