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Skier Survives Avalanche

Skier in Vail, Colorado is buried in an avalanche but manages to survive.
(KUSA) Although avalanche danger in Colorado isn't necessarily high this Christmas, what happened near Vail over the weekend should serve as a warning for anyone who plans to explore the backcountry.

Edwin and Davis LaMair were out skiing east of Vail on Sunday with a friend, when Edwin accidentally triggered a massive avalanche.

The avalanche, which was 800 feet wide, swallowed Edwin up and dragged him face-first over a 20-foot cliff.

"It was my first real turn on the slope, and I saw downhill from me to the left that the snow was kind of cracking up and starting to slide," Edwin LaMair said.

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