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Hundreds Trapped At BC Ski Resort Now Able to Escape

Hemlock Valley Road provides the only access to Sasquatch Mountain Resort in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. More than 500 resort guests and residents were trapped last Friday when a full kilometer of this road was buried by a large mudslide.

RELATED: 33 Dead and More Still Buried by Successive Avalanches

The mudslide was triggered by more than 100 millimeters of rain that fell on the last day of January. Despite the resort providing food and resources, around half of the guests opted to pay a private helicopter company $150 each to evacuate them from the resort on day two. The road was briefly opened to one-way traffic on the second day, with the road fully opening on day three. Only staff and locals are left affected by the slide. 

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Throwback: Sammy Carlson Spinning Switch Off a Ski-Flying Jump
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How many of us have watched ski jumping in the Olympics and thought about how cool it would be to see freestylers hit that same jump? Probably a good few, at least. Luckily for us, there's no need to use our imaginations—Sammy Carlson did it back in 2015 while filming with TGR for . RELATED: Join TGR and Sierra Nevada This Week in Jackson Sammy successfully spun a few tricks off the jump, including a switch 540, before getting bucked on a 720 and nearly flying

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It's rare that we see a completely novel, thought-provoking piece of media in the ski world. In fact, most ski films are the opposite of thought-provoking, unless you count "Damn, that was a big cliff" as an insightful thought. The closest many flicks get to "deep" is an ironic or unintentionally-ironic nature shot paired with a voiceover quote about the "call of the mountains" or the "importance of protecting our environment" or "how humbling it is to be so small in such a huge landscape."

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Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Legendary Alta Ski Patrol
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Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Legendary Alta Ski Patrol

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Since its founding in 1941, Alta's Ski Patrol has become one of the foremost avalanche safety departments in the industry. The organization was the first in North America to use howitzers in avalanche mitigation, and was home to the continent's first avalanche dog. Considering that dogs and explosives are two of the coolest parts of being a ski patroller, those are pretty solid claims to fame, at least in our opinion. RELATED: Join TGR and Sierra Nevada This Week in Jackson Take a