Video Shows The Danger Of Tree Wells

Tree wells form close to the trunks of trees in deeps snow. The snow near the trees trunk and branches becomes very soft and sugary over the course of a winter, and can trap a skier or snowboarder so badly that they can die from suffocation. This video shows a man’s son going headfirst into a tree well, and the resulting panic.

This is why you always ride with a partner, and keep an eye on each other, when riding near trees.

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