OtherLittleGuy: THANKS SNOW-BOARDA!
drumhellar: Why are they building houses below where avalanches happen?Or, why aren't they using avalanche mitigation techniques more frequently?
BigSnatch: Snowboarder hate thread?
iheartscotch: Snowboarders are inconsiderate dicks. One plowed right into my mom on the bunny slope last year and then boarded off in a hurry. Mom was alright; but, now, we all have to wear helmets. Thanks, snow'bama!
"Among avalanches that affect people, nearly all occur in the snow-covered high country and are mostly triggered by snowmobilers, skiers and snowboarders who are themselves injured or killed by the slide, according to federal avalanche experts."
Just Nature practicing population control is all this is.
Lord Bear: The snowboarder may have triggered it, but it would have come down eventually. The moral of the story is to not build your house in an avalanche path/flood plain/earthquake zone/tornado alley/coastline/trailer park or Florida.
RoyBatty: Lord Bear: The snowboarder may have triggered it, but it would have come down eventually. The moral of the story is to not build your house in an avalanche path/flood plain/earthquake zone/tornado alley/coastline/trailer park or Florida.Beats the hell out of me, but that may not be true.Sort of like saying all wooden houses will burn to the ground, so it wasn't the fault of the kids playing with matches.In this case, that run had been closed to create places for elks to graze. If it had remained closed that season, I think (and I know shiat about this) it may have resolved itself.
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: As someone who lives in a flat state, I'm confused. Was it the snowboarder disrupted large chunks of loose snow on a hill and gravity took over? Did rocks have to be destroyed or weight exceed a certain threshold?I read the article, but I'm not understanding how one guy can cause an avalanche.
Grumpy Cat: I'm a snowhoarder. It's ruining my marriage.
powhound: Grumpy Cat: I'm a snowhoarder. It's ruining my marriage.One of my sisters ditched her husband and two daughters to marry a snowboarder. The other married and divorced a snowboarder. I'm pretty sure there is a theme here.
powhound: I am quite surprised a snowboarder is responsible. First off, you don't find many snowboarders on non-lift accessible terrain. They are just too damn lazy to do the hike. If you do find one hiking, chances are s/he is on a split board and *probably* is a good rider who understands the terrain and dangers.Don't build your shiat in avalanche runout zones.
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