Winter in Colorado brings some of the best ski conditions in the world but in areas outside ski area boundaries, avalanches are a very real danger. One group of skiers was lucky enough to survive an encounter with a collapsing wall of snow Sunday and captured the event on video.
Brothers Edwin and Davis LaMair were skiing near Vail Sunday in two separate groups. With a helmet mounted webcam running, Davis watched in horror as an avalanche on a nearby slope engulfed his brother.
“Holy sh**! That’s Edwin in an avalanche,” Davis exclaimed to his friends.