Backcountry skier rescued after avalanche

He was very lucky to survive. Fast reactions are so important. It is incredible how densely compacted avalanche snow is. Nearly impossible to dig with bare hands. People have died even with their heads above the snow.

Backcountry skier rescued after avalanche – http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/backcountry-skier-rescued-after-becoming-trapped-under-avalanche-on-us-550-in-san-juan-county

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