Last week we posted an edited version of this video when we did not yet have the full story. Today we have some more info on the avalanche’s location as well as the full unedited video of the slide.
The group of backcountry skiers were walking along the Valenciennes River Forestry Service Road in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia when the avalanche struck. There elevation at the time was around 3,200 feet.
The backcountry travelers had just crossed the gully when they heard a loud crack and looked high up on the mountain and saw a rising cloud of snow indicating a huge avalanche. Then they waited. And waited. And waited.