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Video: Avalanche Nearly Misses Snowboarder In Park City

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Almost witnessed this man get caught and buried in this storm slab #avalanche today on the Park City Ridgeline. Felt helpless just watching this happen in almost the exact same spot of the fatal avalanche last week. I waited to speak to this snowboarder, to let him know what just occurred. He like so many that leave the backcountry gates didn’t have any avalanche equipment or even a beacon. I explained to him just how lucky he was, he told me he has been skiing here for 20 years and just didn’t think it was steep enough to side, which I thought was just absurd! People #knowbeforeyougo @utavy @skiutah . I am relieved this man didn’t get seriously hurt or killed on this Christmas morning and he gets to return home to his family ... @wasatchsnowforecast @powderchasers @powderbuoy

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Last month, Matt Baydala posted this footage of an avalanche nearly taking out a snowboarder in Park City, Utah. The rider was sailing down an area of the mountain known as “The Park City Ridgeline”, the same area where another rider was killed by a separate avalanche just a week before.

Related: Ortovox's New 3+ Avalanche Beacon Will Save Your Life Quicker

We want to stress how important it is to have the proper backcountry gear if you plan on leaving in-bounds areas. We are extremely relieved that this rider was not harmed in any way!

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