“The whole world kind of came down, that was sort of a realization afterwards but in the moment, it was very real, very quick, it didn’t take very long. I kept trying to ride out for as long as I could and when I realized my feet were going under the snow, I threw my airbag which deployed properly and allowed me to float the rest of the way down the mountain.” –Maurice Kervin
Snowboarder Maurice Kervin sat down with FOX 31 almost a year to the day after he narrowly escaped an avalanche near Loveland on Janurary, 8th, 2021. Thankfully Kervin successfully deployed his avalanche airbag and was able to stay on the surface of the crumbling slope but the first and best safety strategy in avalanche territory is avoidance. To learn more about reading conditions and making informed decisions in the backcountry please visit Know Before You Go.