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…can get you. The sledder in vid below is actually lucky to be alive. He was fully buried. A few inches deeper, and without a friend handy, the outcome would have been dire. For example, the tiny avalanche that killed a man at Snowmass Resort recently (second vid)… How many times have you passed under tiny steep banks over a trail, and not given them a thought? Or messed around with smaller “test” slopes? Myself, I’ve seen many of these sorts of slides over the years, and have become quite cautious with “cut banks” and that sort of thing. Check it out.