The good news is that my oldest son now wants to write a report about tree wells for a school assignment. At least he learned his lesson and is sleeping well at night. I can’t say the same.
Edited by quant2325 - 4/6/10 at 8:19am
I remember falling in a tree well when I was about 6 or 7 years old at Mt. Spokane. I was in a group lesson and the instructor took us off through some trail through the trees...I think near the top of chair 2, but for some reason I remember it finally popping out near chair 4, so I don't recall exactly where it was. Anyway I did fall in a tree well, feet first luckily, but it was a pretty deep one and I could get out. The more I wrestled the more burried my ski would be, and even my binding heal piece was stuck under the snow so I couldnt get my ski off like the instructor was yelling to do. The thing that blew my mind, was after she shouted commands for a bit and I was crying, she took off with the class and told me to catch up! I finally got out on my own, but it was terrifying. I told my parents later and I think they had it out with the ski school. Don't know what the end result was.
Cliffs: Whistles could indeed be useful. I should get one.