man talk about best situation ever for that guy.
I bet before he realized that guy was there to dig him out he was pooping his pants.
Holy crap, if the guy knows even the slightest thing about avalanches, I'm sure he was 100% sure he was dead.
I can’t even fathom what I would be thinking in that situation. Once he realized he was buried and couldn’t move, the minutes leading up until he first heard the guy digging him out must have been scary as hell thinking he only had several minutes until his last breath.
That would be the type of experience that would change your outlook on life.