WATCH: Mammoth Skier Gets Caught In Inbounds Avalanche

WATCH: Mammoth Skier Gets Caught In Inbounds Avalanche

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WATCH: Mammoth Skier Gets Caught In Inbounds Avalanche

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Scary moment for Tyler Karow as he triggers and gets caught at Mammoth. Luckily he was only partially buried and unharmed.  Here is what he had to say about the incident:

“Standing above the cornice on Philipps, (at the far side of Paranoids inbounds at Mammoth Mountain) my plan was to ski down to the low part of the ridge, air into the chute perpendicular to the cornice and make two turns before riding through a 3 foot wide choke. At the start of my line, I could feel some instability and mistakenly dropped in parallel to the cornice. At that moment, the snow slid and I was immediately swept downhill. After a couple tumbles, I was able to stabilize myself on top and luckily went thought the choke point unharmed. Swimming to keep myself on top of the slide, I found myself stopped and only partially buried at a safe point about 300 feet down from the top of the chute. I was incredibly lucky to be unharmed and able to ride out the rest of my line!”

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