Video: Snowboarder Gets Swept Away By Avalanche

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This terrifying video out of Sankt Gertraud, Austria shows the moment when a snowboarder triggers an avalanche, and is promptly swept away into some trees.

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Thankfully, the video goes on to show the snowboarder shaken but uninjured at the bottom of the slide. If anything, this video should be a cautionary tale about skiing/riding off piste in the wake of big storms such as those which have pounded Europe and many ski areas in western North America.

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