The terrifying brush of the skier with death when engulfed by a fast avalanche is captured on his GoPro
- Male skier lucky to be alive after being chased by avalanche in France
- He was unaware that the huge snow slide was rushing towards him
- The shocking images show him skiing off piste while engulfed in snow
A skier was fortunate enough to survive when a high-speed avalanche chased him down a mountain before engulfing him.
This terrifying moment was captured by a GoPro attached to his helmet while skiing on an off-piste trail in France without realizing that the snow was sliding quickly towards him.
The video begins with an idyllic snowy mountain scene where you can make out what looks like a fellow skier heading towards him in the distance.
The man was skiing off piste in France when the avalanche started to hurtle towards him
The skier turns to reveal a beautiful mountain range crossing the fresh, untouched snow with his skis.
He applauds “woohoo” as he glides through the powder snow and easily descends the unmarked trail.
The shocking images revolve around to reveal a huge avalanche rushing towards him, but he continues not to know what is going on behind him.
Skier continues to descend the mountain as the avalanche accelerates towards him
He crashed into the mountain and caught it in seconds, covering it with snow and knocking it off its feet.
The snow covers the camera, but the skier can be heard groaning as he exits the avalanche at high speed and inflates his airbag.
Skier thinks the incident, which occurred on March 7, was started by someone at the top of the mountain who did not wait for him to finish his descent and did not help save him after that it happened.
Shocking GoPro images show avalanche is approaching, but skier still unaware of snow slide
Snow covers the camera, but the bright orange inflated airbag of the man who saved his life is visible
He told ViralHog, “It was a mix between a windstorm that lifted me and a huge ocean wave that shook me all over the place.
“I was very scared, the reflex of pulling on the handle of my airbag saved my life.
“It is an experience I will never forget. “