‘Holy F**k!’: Watch This Skier Narrowly Escape An Avalanche

The breathless audio on this video shows you how lucky this skier was to escape an avalanche

Skier James Heim narrowly avoids the avalanche he accidentally triggered – Photo: YouTube


When skiing in the back country, James Heim – shooting footage for a new film – accidentally triggered an avalanche. It’s every skier’s worst nightmare made real.

Happily, nobody was harmed in this slip. Heim is an experienced back country rider, so recognised the dangers in the area. However, as the man himself said: “A few more feet to the left and I could have been going for quite the ride over some big cliffs.”

If you’re heading out to ski areas that aren’t patrolled, it’s always worth knowing about avalanche safety. Practical experience is invaluable, and there are tonnes of courses out there that you can do, even before you set foot on snow. A particular favourite are Henry’s Avalanche Talks.

Ever wonder what it looks like when an Avalanche cracks at your feet? It’s not something you want to see often or ever. Planning your lines carefully to make sure you are on or can get to a safe zone is so important while playing in these big mountains. A few more feet to the left and I could have been going for quite the ride over some big cliffs.Six more days until the World Premiere of MSP Films #FadeToWinter in Denver to catch all the stories and action from last season. Can’t Wait!!Mountain HardwearHEAD SKITyrolia

Posted by James Heim on Monday, 5 October 2015

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