WINTER SPORTS -- A hoot of a day in deep pow can come to a suffocating end should you fall and become trapped upside down in a tree well.
This real-life accident and rescue is worth viewing and discussing.
It points out the obvious value of skiing in a group.
Two other points come to mind immediately
- Backcountry skiers should have their shovels accessible and ready to use NOW.
- And EVERYBODY should have a shovel ready to use NOW.