An avalanche over the weekend at A-Basin caught a group of 15 skiers who were being guided by A-Basin Ski Patrol. Thankfully everyone was ok. Marty Hodges, who survived the avalanche with his two sons, had this to say about the event, “When we went to the ER everyone was kinda casual about it. They were like ‘we don’t see people from avalanches… we see corpses.'”
Here is more on the story from woodtv.com.
No one killed in avalanche near Denver
24 Hour News 8 has obtained a preliminary report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center that states 15 people were on a run that was closed to the public when the avalanche happened just before 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
Among those 15 were Marty Hodges and his sons, Justin and Jordan. They were skiing on a mountain at a ski area outside Denver on a trail that was off limits to the public, but they were being guided by members of the ski patrol down the mountain.
“The ski patrol said, ‘Avalanche!’ He yelled it and I heard a very loud sound like a gun going off, and I looked up and there was this 2-foot river of snow coming at us,” Marty told 24 Hour News 8.
“I look back and coming at me was just big old boulders,” his 15-year-old son Justin told KUSA .
“It was really, really scary,” 13-year-old Jordan told 24 Hour News 8. “It was like a tidal wave almost pulling you into the ocean.”
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