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Originally Posted by iechoi View Post
Any tips for digging yourself out after falling and getting stuck in deep powder? Like when you try to get back up normally, your hands just plunge into the snow and you're still stuck. I feel like it's a huge waste of energy, and there has to be a better way.
While I've never ridden in DEEP powder, I've been in new snow deep enough to be frustrating. Keeping in mind that on the west coast we get poo rather than pow, I just make a point of packing down some snow under my hands before even trying to push myself up. Pack it down enough and it'll hold your weight.

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