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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby ajkagy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:10 pm

huge avy, glad no one was seriously hurt...that might put an end to private group tours
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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby Oman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:43 pm

What's up with ski patrol at A Basin? A few years back a skier was killed inbounds on an open run (Pali) by a wet slide. Now you have a ski patrol-led group swept up in a slide that engulfs all 15 people and fully buries one. Who decides to skis avy country 15-at-a-time? Yikes.

Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby MonGoose » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:22 pm

I'm having second thoughts about skiing the East wall, that is if they ever get enough snow to open it again.


From now on I will only ski with the Copper Mountain ski patrol:

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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby justiner » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:26 pm

needs more hot tub.
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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby jdorje » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Am I the only one that finds prose with one sentence per paragraph unreadable? It's particularly bad when self-contained topics like the death in the same place 8 years ago are split into multiple paragraphs, making it look like the author is talking about different events. It's shocking that people employed for the purpose of writing can be so bad at it.

Looks like a pretty small slide though to my untrained eye. (Edit: I repent this comment.)
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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby MonGoose » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:37 pm

Definitely not a small slide.

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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby MUni Rider » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:45 pm

jdorje wrote:Am I the only one that finds prose with one sentence per paragraph unreadable? It's particularly bad when self-contained topics like the death in the same place 8 years ago are split into multiple paragraphs, making it look like the author is talking about different events. It's shocking that people employed for the purpose of writing can be so bad at it.

Looks like a pretty small slide though to my untrained eye. (Edit: I repent this comment.)


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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:35 pm

jdorje wrote:Am I the only one that finds prose with one sentence per paragraph unreadable? It's particularly bad when self-contained topics like the death in the same place 8 years ago are split into multiple paragraphs, making it look like the author is talking about different events. It's shocking that people employed for the purpose of writing can be so bad at it.

I swear they have people send in these reports via telegraph.
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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby MonGoose » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:44 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:I swear they have people send in these reports via telegraph.


Probably was tweeted by the guy who was buried while waiting to be dug out.

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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby PaliKona » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:11 pm

Holy crap that's huge. Scary and could have been a disaster.

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Re: A-Basin Avalanche

Postby DArcyS » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 pm

Can somebody familiar with A-Basin and the slide plot the exact location on a topo map? From what I gather, it's rather close to point 12,281.

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