Tree wells are no joke. They are not even funny to talk about much less to ever experience. The common word we hear for those who have been stuck in a tree well while recreating outdoors is “terrifying”.
Whether you’re snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling or even hiking in the snow, we love the snow, but tree wells are super dangerous and aren’t typically obvious. Safety gear, including a whistle, partnering up with somebody and always keeping a visual on them and radios can save lives.
Here’s the reality of snow immersion suffocation: https://snowbrains.com/snowboarder-killed-in-deep-snow-immersion-incident-at-mount-baker-ski-area-wa-on-saturday/?fbclid=IwAR3RvP2-IWSKUUtPjUC-crIJ_Pd7hgvYbv_bMpGlMRe1B5bk6uZAzZS1SMY
Here’s a video with snowboarders and skiiers telling their experiences along with some tips on how to help others get out and what you should do if you are ever stuck in a tree well.
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