'That's a Big One': Alaskan Skier Captures Avalanche on Camera

A ski guide in Alaska’s backcountry Girdwood community captured an avalanche on camera as he was finishing up an afternoon of backyard skiing on January 10.

The avalanche came after nearly six feet of snow accumulated in the Chugach National Forest, requiring authorities to issue an avalanche warning for several areas within the region until January 12.

“That’s a big one,” Creighton can be heard saying as he records the cascade of snow.

Citizens are being urged not to travel beneath avalanche terrain and to check weather advisories frequently as more avalanches are expected throughout the area. Credit: George Creighton via Storyful

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