The Naeba resort had received over three feet of new snow. It was a powder frenzy, stoked on adrenaline and the buzz of skiing untracked every run. Then, in the late afternoon, the group decided to ski a slightly different aspect — and triggered a loose snow avalanche leading to a full burial and avalanche rescue. They were only the second group to report a Tracker DTS save back in 2001, and their story is relevant today.
Have you ever been tempted to leave your airbag behind? Or even your beacon, shovel, and probe because you weren’t concerned about the hazard? This one ought to scare you straight. Joe’s avalanche survival story.
April 1, 2017
Being a good backcountry mountain snowmobiler means, among other things, that even though you’ve come all this way and spent all this time and money, and have all this gear; you have to be able to say no sometimes. A un-epic day when you and your riding buddies made the decision to turn around and not go there, is just as badass as any sick climb or epic line you do on the other days.