VIDEO: Avalanche in Hakuba, Japan Yesterday

VIDEO: Avalanche in Hakuba, Japan Yesterday

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VIDEO: Avalanche in Hakuba, Japan Yesterday

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From a local source in Hakuba, we have learned this about this avalanche yesterday:

– This avalanche occurred within a permanent closure at Goryu ski resort

– This terrain is accessed from a chairlift

– This avalanche occurred in a zone that is a major terrain trap where 5 gullies come together into one large gully that then ends in a 45 degree wall

– Last year a Japanese man was killed by an avalanche in the same zone that buried him 5 meters+ (16ft +) under snow

– This avalanche was caused by someone skiing above the skier in the video

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