Yesterday was a tough day for the skiing community after Tahoe-based pro skier Kyle Smaine was buried and killed in a large avalanche in the Hakuba, Japan backcountry. Smaine was in Japan alongside photographer Grant Gunderson and fellow pro skier Adam √ú for a marketing trip and had wrapped shooting for the day when him and his partners went to ski a few personal laps, running into several other parties in the zone including a group of Austrian skiers and a group of Canadian mountain guides guiding a group of emergency doctors. After √ú and Smaine skied two laps on the run, they were transitioning to hike out at the bottom with one of the Austrians, when the second triggered a massive avalanche above them on an adjacent slope, burying all three. According to Gunderson, the avalanche crown measured two meters tall.
√ú was buried nearly 1.5 meters deep for nearly half an hour, but miraculously survived without injury. Sadly, Smaine and the Austrian skier were recovered but were unable to be revived. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Smaine was a friend and inspiration to many in the freeskiing community. He won a halfpipe gold medal in the 2015 Freestyle World Championships and was known for his hardworking personality and dedication to the sport.
February 13th, 2023
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March 23rd, 2023
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