Chapter 3, part 1 – Snow and avalanche knowledge

From the book Free Skiing – How to adopt to the mountain by Jimmy Odén – Co-founder of Elevenate and UIAGM Mountain Guide

“The guy with the film camera is asking me to be careful. He’s pointing towards the bowl, telling me that the whole side might give way. I nod my head, but I’m not sure I’m really listening.

It was my first season in Verbier, on a beautiful powder day. We had skied down into Creblet, traversed west, and just stepped over the ridge into the Col des Mines bowl when we ran into some older ski bums who were filming for a ski movie. And, after only a few minutes of conversation, I had volunteered to ski the line down from the ridge for their camera.”

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