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11-30-2016 04:20 PM
killclimbz
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Originally Posted by AIRider View Post
New season, new dangers. 27yo kid died in a tree well over the weekend in Whistler. Drowned in one ..

Educate yourself, be smart.
Not to discount the tree well possibility, but all the reports I have seen are that he suffocated in deep, unconsolidated snow. Which would still be a NARSID death. It is mentioned that it was a gladed run. No mention of it being a tree well incident. Which is something they commonly report so I don't think it was missed as one. I also think this is the first time I have heard of a death like this.
11-30-2016 03:01 PM
deagol
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Originally Posted by jae View Post
captures the dangers. disregard the unimaginative title of the show, it makes me cringe.
pretty %%^&$ scary. I have friends who lost their son to a tree well in Telluride.
He died in the hospital after they pulled him out, but the damage was done
11-30-2016 11:44 AM
AIRider New season, new dangers. 27yo kid died in a tree well over the weekend in Whistler. Drowned in one ..

Educate yourself, be smart.
04-14-2016 07:27 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 06:23 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 04:37 PM
jae

captures the dangers. disregard the unimaginative title of the show, it makes me cringe.
05-26-2015 07:39 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 05:17 AM
Katehill
OMG, It was so scary.
01-12-2015 11:48 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 08:51 AM
onel0wcubn Great info there! Def a must read/watch if you plan on doing some POW riding in terrain you are unfamiliar with.
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