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04-14-2016 06:27 PM
snowangel99 I never even knew this was a thing. Thank you for the education and now I am scared to death of treewells. I need to bubblewrap my children asap.
04-14-2016 05:23 PM
joshcowin Thanks for this thread. I knew abit about tree wells and to be honest won't be going anywhere near trees anytime soon being a beginner and all. It has really opened my eyes to that you lose focus for one second and the mountains are going to punish you! Does anywhere do courses on wells like the do with avy courses? Would defiantly help and save a lot of lives
04-14-2016 03:37 PM

captures the dangers. disregard the unimaginative title of the show, it makes me cringe.
05-26-2015 06:39 PM
Powdurp Great post I moved to Colorado at the beginning of this last season and have ridden glades at different resorts in summit county. My home mtn is Eldora and I'm pretty sure they have the worst vegetation management problem in ski resort history. A student from CU Boulder apparently died on my favorite glade run via tree well, so naturally I learned to identify and avoid them. Anyways thanks for the awareness post as I definitely had no one idea what to do if I actually got stuck in one! Til I saw this
02-17-2015 04:17 AM
OMG, It was so scary.
01-12-2015 10:48 AM
AIRider I was at big white over the weekend and 3 of us were fooling around in the trees. We spotted a tree well, you know, your the typical covered, slanted branches without the visible trunk.

We all stopped and discussed three wells a little. I jumped feet first into one just to see how deep it was. I am 6'7" and I went in belly button deep. I was able to get out without any help, but I did have to dig for at least 5 minutes. I can only imagine how hard it would be if you went head first, strapped.
12-11-2014 07:51 AM
onel0wcubn Great info there! Def a must read/watch if you plan on doing some POW riding in terrain you are unfamiliar with.
12-11-2014 06:25 AM
vajohn I have never been in a deep one, but definitely always worried in the back of my head when I ride alone in places that I know they exist. Not sure if it has been posted here yet, but I found a link with a lot of good safety info and statistics: Tree Well and Snow Immersion Suffocation (SIS) Information :: Home
12-10-2014 03:40 PM
Mo Mo Jesus that situation was handled like absolute shit. And if you are gonna ride in an area like that you should have an idea of what to do in that kind of ordeal.

First and foremost close your eyes and count to 3 while breathing in and out.
You need to slowly drive yourself out of the black and into the red.
12-10-2014 03:04 PM
DIESEL Almost brought me to tears watching all those people help that poor guy.. I can only imagine what that's like except pure and utter terror...

Definitely have a clear mind on what to look for though, great post!!
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