Amazing footage showcases avalanche control work above Stevens Pass

February 28th, 2014 by

Stevens Pass ski patroller Chris Brixey narrates this short clip, which highlights avalanche control work (by heli) on the backside of the ski area. With more than 10 feet of snow piled up in a 10-day stretch, the time was ripe for patrol to step in. These clips were captured on February 26; the edit provides a great behind the scenes look at the avy control process, and—as Stevens Pass notes on its YouTube page—stunning video of a “massive slide in all its terrible glory.”

Stay safe out there, friends.

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About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and—a proud staffer since 2010.