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This morning, a skier reported triggering a large slide that occurred on Feb. 15. Thank you for the prompt report! We skied to the site to learn more.
The near-miss is a reminder that it's still possible to trigger large, dangerous avalanches on steep slopes.
Rider reported getting off route and attempting to traverse back to his intended line (skier's left to right). He was crossing a steep, narrow chute when he experienced a whumpfing collapse. He saw the larger slope below him avalanche, with a powder cloud hitting the trees below. He was not caught. He skied down the bed surface to get out of trouble.
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