Whitehorse skiers describe surviving B.C. avalanche - VIDEO
Three skiers were swept down a mountain under 2 metres of snow a few weeks ago and this is their story:
Two Whitehorse skiers who survived an avalanche in the coastal Rockies last week say they won't be deterred from returning to the backcountry.
Matt Schenck and Annick Chasse were vacationing at the Shames Mountain Resort near Terrace B.C. and went skiing with another couple out of bounds in the backcountry area of Shames Mountain.
Members of the group had skied the area before. On March 17, their third day of skiing the backcountry, the group went to an area called the Cherry Bowl.
"We checked the cornice to make sure it was stable, we checked the snow pack where we wanted to go down, so everything was good, and we went down," said Chasse. "We went down solid, barely any slough or loose snow."
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