Tree Well Immersion

Jan 3, 2011
Outside Magazine

Last week, massive storms pummeled the mountains with snow. Unfortunately, in a 48-hour span, four more cases of tree well accidents were reported. On December 28, a snowboarder went out of bounds from a Tahoe resort and was found in a deat in tree well two days later. On December 27, a snowboarder was missing and found in dead in a tree well the next day. On December 29, a snowboarder on a guided backcountry tour in Canada died. Also last wednesday, an inbounds skier at a Montana resort was found in critical condition in a tree well. For the beta on safety, read my post from December 21 or this journal paper.

--Christopher Van Tilburg

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