Yeah a few guys like Ahmet and Bellemare got their start with Level 1 because Superunknown got their names out to Level 1.
RIP Jack Wade
Gator's Backcountry advice:
-if caught in a slide, dig down as far as you can go and you'll eventually hit china...it's the only hope of survival
-the avalanche danger scale is backwards so that gapers don't track up all the gnar pow, so when it says high, it's actually skier code for low
-you don't need you friends when heading out, screw em, you don't want a bunch of clowns holding you back anyway