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02-07-2014 05:03 PM
neni Wow... just WOW. Oh yes Cass, I'd run! (however, no clue why you said so... that place is faaaar away from mine).

Imagine driving up that road and suddenly facing this approaching slow flowing lava-like wall of snow

BTW: was that Dutch? Understood them halfway but not sure...
02-07-2014 04:24 PM
ShredLife "lets push this cornice off and see what happens... here, hold my beer"
02-07-2014 04:08 PM
Kevin137 I think it started as a normal avalanche, but ended much like the slide in 2012 in France that destroyed the chairlift...

It was wet snow/mud that shifted under the weight of everything pushing behind it, and it is just that that kept it going as far as it did...

For those that never saw the chairlift destroyed, this is it...

02-07-2014 02:16 PM
ekb18c holy crap! It's amazing how all the houses were ok
02-07-2014 02:16 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
run Neni run!
The sound of those huge trees cracking....
02-07-2014 02:01 PM
CassMT run Neni run!
02-07-2014 01:28 PM
poutanen The force of that was amazing!
02-07-2014 01:22 PM
brownSnow WTF!?!! that's insane
02-07-2014 01:18 PM
Oldman I just finished shovelling the snow at the mouth of my driveway that the snow plow had pushed in and commented to myself on how heavy it was. This is not wet snow as the temp is about -9 C right now. Watching that slide, I cannot imagine the weight of what was coming down off the mountain. I too was stunned that those first two houses were not ripped off their foundations. The power of Mother Nature never fails to impress.

Stunning example of what the mountains are capable of.
02-07-2014 01:06 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Wow. That was nuts!

That was a really weird avalanche. It seemed like it started out up high as a classic dry slab avalanche, then transitioned into a monster wet slide lower down.
Pretty amazing how it slowly turns into a wall of ice moving like a train.
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