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Australian skier buried in avalanche in Niseko Japan 

Here's a little clip of a special run I had in Niseko in Febuary 2014.

First I ski on the ridge trying to find a safe spot to ski... When I notice a large broken cornice. When I get closer you can actually see the cornice cracking under my skis. I try to break it and quite big piece actually falls off.
Then I skied a little further down to find a safer spot to drop in.
After a few turns I notice more cornice debris and a small avalanche probably triggered by skiers or a broken cornice.
I ski along the avalanche path only to find a pair of skis on the path. about 40-50 feet further down I noticed a group of digging with a ski.

And yes believe it or not, after 12 days of filming random boring stuff of my trip in Japan, at EXACTLY the moment I would have probably shot one of the most intense moment of my life... Memory FULL.

When I got there his friend had just located him using

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Added: May-8-2014 Occurred On: Feb-18-2014
By: EzSleazy-Slider
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Tags: avalanche, japan
Location: Niseko, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan (load item map)
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