Monday, January 15, 2007

Skiers, Snowboarders and Tree Wells

I've been surprised to see the nubmer of stories this year and last year that have involved skiers and snowboarders falling into tree wells. Most of the stories have come out of the Pacific Northwest yet that isn't the only area of the country that has occurances.

I had a friend who while skiing the north woods area of the Condor Lift at The Canyons had a close call where he was almost caught in a tree well. It was a particularly deep powder day and although we were skiing relatively close to each other we lost sight of each other. Unknown to me, my friend fell and slid into a tree well. Fortunately for him, he was able to continue his momentum a bit to the side and grabbed onto an adjacent tree branch to pull himself out.

Such isn't always the case.

The Full Story - The Seattle Times

Via The Piton

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