Avalanche videos part 19 – spring

A collection of spring wet avalanches and other late winter appearances.

Parks Canada crews set off a massive slide that closes a portion of the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise.

Large wet avalanche in Kackar mountains,Turkey

Similar large wet slide crosses the Valenciennes River Forestry Service Road in BC, Canada.

A massive powder cloud and power lines don’t mix well – short circuit

Ski-flyer avoids avalanche on Della Mountain, Idaho. Backstory here.

April 24th at Cheget resort in Terskol, Russia. Nice large cloud of white.

Yet another large cloud coming down the mountain somewhere (possibly Switzerland).

Nick McNutt filming in Alaska for TGR.

UPDATE: May 18th

Rock fall caused avalanche in Naked Lady Couloir on Snowden Peak. Report available on CAIC site.

Avalanche videos part 18

Getting closer to the end of the season and this avalanche video collection keeps growing.

Some sliding snow in a post on South Coast Backcountry Touring group

Michalchuck brothers get into trouble on Rogers pass when a party above them triggers a slide. Interview available at biglines.com

Wet slab avalanche on low angle terrain at Rose Knob Peak, NV

Max Cohen around Bridger, Montana. Some scary near misses.

Xavier de le Rue avoiding a very similar outcome in a very similar situation

And another similar lucky ride for someone in Nendaz

Chic Chocs avalanche caught on drone camera

It can be funny when it’s innocent like this in Val Thorens on March 29th 2010

Small slab, March 7th on Sella Nevea

Guillaume Anton bouncing off some trees at La Plagne but never losing his selfie stick or the framing…deserves an Oscar for cinematography

Can’t really see much but apparently an Alpride pack was triggered, March 10th on Tauplitz

Father and son get caught in a slow moving slide, both end up on top. Somewhere in Trentino.

Surprise hit from the left, January 5th 2015, Königstal

Washed over a 15m cliff at Whistler on March 9th, maybe the airbag softened the landing?

Scenes of the avalanche that hit a blue run in Tignes. Nobody seriously injured. Second video found by David @ PisteHors and a third view here.

Norbert Salva diving into the bushes to avoid the avalanche on Chopok in Slovakia


Reine Barkered at FWT Haines Alaska gets out of a slide, shot on GoPro and from the heli cam.

BCA #unepicadventures video of effective radio communication during a small slide on Adam mountain with analysis and accident report.

Kilian Jornet releasing a wind slab in Romsdalen

Carson Pass slide on April 10th. An incident report is available on Sierra Avalanche site and of another nearby.

Snowboarder manages to get out of a small wind slab on Vasquez Peak, Colorado

Avalanche videos part 17

Some new slides mixed with new finds from previous seasons. First time also featuring some local footage.

Probably intentional storm slab release by Taos avalanche center in New Mexico

Mt. Saint Helens ski cut

Jonny & Ben Adler in a Vermont forest

Tom Oye with one of the first electric fan airbag deployments in action at Chocolate Bowl, Whistler

Darrell Miller filming with the Storm Show Studios

Skiers on Mt. Minamidake in Japan Caught in a Series of Wet Snow Avalanches

Unknown on Red Bull TV

Crystal Point Wet slide @ Solitude

Wet Slab Avalanche, North face of hatch peak. April 2013.

Sled triggered slab at Guardsmans Pass

Wet avalanche on Senggchuppa (3607m) north-est face, Switzerland

Hohes Bret, 21.4.2012, avalanche footage from around 4:50

Fieberbrunn, March 2015, footage from 1:30

Local section

Jani Hercog on Peca – Trebnikov žleb (a few seconds from ~0:27)

More local footage, location unknown, avalanche comes towards the end at 2min in.

Breaking the one at a time rule, unknown location, 2010

Stopped before he even realized he was in a slide

Bine Žalohar (on Vogel probably) filmed by the late Jure Breceljnik

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