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Old 03-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
shit happens

want to stay safe? stay home and hope a jet engine doesn't fall on you in your sleep
Still wouldn't want to die snowboarding... You'd think paying $1500+ a day for cat/heli boarding they'd have enough resources to virtually eliminate the chances of being caught in an avalanche.

I think I get what MJD is saying. Not sure what a resort does or says to people that have booked a week of backcountry, when said backcountry is under an extreme avalanche warning. I'd be bummed if a trip got cancelled, but if I got a full refund I could at least use the time to hit a nearby resort. There was really good boarding this week all over South East BC...

That's gotta be brutal for the guide though. The safety of the people is almost 100% on his shoulders when it comes to avalanche awareness.
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