“I was conscious for about 45 seconds while I was under the snow then I ran out of oxygen and passed out.” – Even Huck
Its one of those things unique to the ski resort industry…sometimes the more dangerous conditions get, the more people want to ski. Business is thriving at Squaw Valley the day after the entire resort was shutdown due to avalanche danger that left 5 people buried, two of which injured enough to be sent to the hospital.
Please ride safe out there in Tahoe. Always ski with a friend and if you own a beacon its a good time to wear it even if you are on a resort. Be alert and don’t assume that being inbounds means you are safe from avalanches.