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Tahoe TV posted this video, http://www.tahoetopia.com/news/nissan-tram-face-postponed , with a few angles of the sunday avalanche on tram face. Check it out. I had been at the bottom of the event early in the morning. Watching the Tram pass tower one, I noticed the fracture, took a second to realize how big the avalanche was and started post holing the other direction. No injuries, just some adrenaline and a couple of laughs. The slide stopped up hill of the finish.  The twenty or so people people in the finish area were a bit shaken up.  All went running for cover as a plume of white blew down on them.
NISSAN TRAM FACE – SQUAW VALLEY USA

Riders meeting Sunday at 5pm. Contest Monday on Silverado – start at 8:30.

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The start zone and immediate aftermath of the avalanche that occured on Tram Face just prior to the contest. Officials immediately canceled the competition for the day after the slide.

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Judging by the size of the people on the ridge it looked to be about a 2-3 foot crown.

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