Video of the Day: Snowboarder triggers avalanche at Little Cottonwood Canyon

(Will Amber, via YouTube)

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, a hard slab avalanche slid into the Monte Cristo Gully at Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City, spanning almost 3000 feet. Nobody was caught in the avalanche, which stopped a few hundred feet from the road below. The snowboarder chose to remain unnamed but stated the incident was caused by what is known as “skinning,” or attaching snow-gripping skins to skis, allowing you to ascend a mountain.
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