Fuck, that is crazy, Im sorry to hear about a fellow local skier die. I do not think I knew who this guy was, but more than likely I saw him up here alot.. Someone should post a picture of him in his gear or his face, then maybe I will recognize him.
Let it be known that at least he died doing something he loved, he was probably getting ridiculous face shots, and props for skiing that shit, its steep, takes balls, supposedly he took two turns. I have never skied that line, but I understand why this guy did, because it just looks like the shit.
It seems like the Avalanche warnings came to late from Stan Bones, perhaps if people knew of the danger quicker, they may have not even went in there or Big Mtn should have closed off some shit and had people stand there and check them for all gear and ask where they are going or perhaps even bomb that slope alot to make it slide. Who knows. Things could have went better obviously in many ways.
Remember that having a beacon does not make you invincible. Hitting trees is probably my biggest fear, they are so hard it is ridiculous.
Its crazy, I've hiked up that road before and also have driven snowmobiles right up that road and just looked up at that chute and you just feel like it could slide any minute. Im definitely going to rethink going deep down into the canyon from now on. And if im on a sled, im going to be booking it past that chute.
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