Tree wells are real! What looks like a small one can take you down. Good thing @lexidupont had a group of strong guys to dig her out. It's key to remember to stay calm, hold onto the tree so you don't go deeper and wait for help! 📷: @martyschaffer | Post by guest grammar @lexidupont #seriousfun @k2skis @cmhk2
It’s deep out there. And tree wells, the area around the base of a tree that is shielded from the snow forming a trough, are no joke. You can find yourself head deep without even trying. And the only thing that can save you is good friends.
Last week, professional skier Lexi duPont was guest posting on the CMH Hel-Skiing Instagram page. And she put on this terrifying demonstration of just how dangerous tree wells can be. Notice how she actually needs help getting out, even when it’s just a demonstration. Stay safe out there and ride with friends.