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Large Avalanche Footage from NZ

Ryan Taylor, of New Zealand, was on the side of the mountain when he happened to notice some rockfall across the way.  That rockfall turned into a large avalanche and he happened to film it all. By the bottom you can truly se...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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CB Skis for Jim Jack – A Year Later

We lost our friends Jim Jack, John Brenan, and Chris Rudolph in a tragic avalanche a year ago at Stevens Pass, WA.  We think about our lost friends everyday.  As the head judge at countless FWT events and former head of the I...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Drone Video of Crystal Avalanche Chairlift Damage

There have been some crazy avalanche cycles around North America recently.  A 4.5 avalanche recently slid right outside of Revelstoke. Only a few days ago we posted video of a large controlled at Crystal Mountain in Washington...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Gigi Rüf Talks About Getting Caught in an Avalanche

After getting caught in his first avalanche last year while filming for the Pirate Movie Productions film “Perceptions” in Alaska,  pro snowboarder Gigi Rüf reflects on the lessons he learned and why the avalanche...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Jones Pass Slide: 10/31

If it’s deep enough to ride it’s deep enough to slide.  This is POV footage of a skier’s close call with a slab on Jones Pass on the Front Range yesterday.  You can read about his adventure by following this...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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JP Auclair Street Segment, Andreas Fransson “Happy Winter”, Liz Daley

It’s really sad to hear of yet more avalanche deaths in the ski world.  Freeskiing legend JP Auclair and big mountain line pioneer Andreas Fransson both lost their lives in an avalanche in Chile on Monte San Lorenzo ye...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Winter Is Here, But Be Careful

The Crested Butte area is about to get its first taste of real winter. Social media will go ballistic. Your most hard-core friends will post pictures of their first faceshots of the season. It’s an exciting time. However, if ...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Avalanches Hit Hard in Europe and Tahoe

While there have been no deaths in the state of Colorado this winter, separate avalanches claimed the lives of 3 skiers in Alps last week and  2 skiers in California just three days ago.  Both areas recently received large am...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Massive Controlled Avalanche at Stevens Pass

February was a snowy month, even by Pacific Northwest standards. Big snow equals big avalanches.  Ahhh the power of nature.
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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CBAC Investigates Schuykill Slide

CBAC forecaster Evan Ross investigates the recent slide on Schuykill than ran 1000 feet and resulted in a partial burial.  Stupid dust. According to the CBAC Facebook, there was another large skier triggered avalanche from th...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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