God dammit, those guys remind me of these skiers I encountered when I had to dig out some random person who was face first up to their ankles in a pow drift. They flagged me down as I was coming down the run, and just kept pointing at the dude in the snow, doing nothing. I strapped out of my bindings and commando crawled up the slope to the guy, and got him halfway dug out by the time the morons side-stepped up the mountain (Take off your goddamn skis!) If those guys would have all just spread out and starting vigorously digging the snow out, they could have gotten the victim in the vid out way faster. If the snow is wet, when you fall in a tree well it compacts, meaning it's really hard to pull someone out.
PowderHound and TreeNinja