Wow!! I just finished watching this entire video! Definitely an Eye Opener for a Newb like me!
I haven't put too much time or attention into even checking out these kinds of vids or checking the various avalanche threads that get started. Not because I'm disinterested, but Only
because I really didn't anticipate needing to know much about avalanche safety in the near foreseeable future! I'm pretty sure It will be a quite a while before I ever have the opportunity to ride anywhere where I thought that could/would be an issue!
Although, I seem to recall that It has been mentioned in some fairly recent threads that this kind of thing can still happen in and around resorts. Either people getting lost and/or deliberately riding out of bounds or even in "In Bounds, Slack country" (...if I understand the correct usage of that term!)
I feel very deeply for the individuals involved in this incident, even though I have never heard of any of the people involved prior to today! Since I AM interested in progressing with my riding to the level where I would be able to ride resorts where this kind of terrain is available,...
I can see it would be in my best interest to start paying attention to this sooner
rather than later!!! If something like this can happen to such seasoned and knowledgable BC skiers and riders? I should learn to be smart and safe right from the get-go! (....even if it is years before I actually get to experience BC/SC riding!)
Thanks for reposting this link!!!!