This is just awful.
A snowboarder, who was spending his Thursday in a high risk area outside of a Wyoming mountain resort, triggered an avalanche while boarding downhill — and unfortunately he didn't make it out. He was only 29 years old.
His name was Michael Kazanjy, and it was the first fatal avalanche of the season.
Here's what the officials said about the avalanche:
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Lily, the avalanche rescue dog is in training at Park City Mountain Resort. And she's only nine weeks old!
Once she's trained, Lily will spend about 10 years working on the mountains.
What is the process behind training a rescue dog? Do they ease her into it, or does she just start rescuing people from the get go?
Here's what the dog trainer said:
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Wow! This is some INCREDIBLE footage!
Three skiers flew high into the alps with hopes of skiing the untamed slopes one of the biggest mountains had to offer. With a camera crew to film their adventure, they were certainly looking for thrills, but we don't think they wanted to be killed!
As they began their descent, they triggered an avalanche that hurdled tons upon tons of snow toward them at over 150 MPH!
We don't want to imagine how terrifying that is, but fortunately for these guys, the mountains bark was worse than its bite and they all survived.
Fantastic news because otherwise we'd feel pretty terrible watching this clip in awe. Check it out above and prepare to be mesmerized by mother nature!
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A family recently lost their father when he was skiing and a huge avalanche struck in Montana.
The mother was there as well but she survived.
The family dog was caught in the same avalanche and presumed dead…
Until he showed up alive four days later to shine a single ray of happiness in what we're sure is the darkest time in this poor family's life.
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