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Snowskater’s Close Call in Colorado Avalanche

It’s been a rough year for avalanches, but this latest clip from Colorado’s Vail Pass adds a new element from some of the others we’ve seen: the guy caught in it wasn’t on skis or a snowboard—he was on a snowskate.

For the uninitiated, a snowskate is a sort of hybrid snowboard/skateboard. In other words, this guy rode out of a slab avalanche without bindings—he essentially snow-surfed his way out of what could have been a major disaster. Play safe out there!