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If You Ever See This Happening While You're Skiing Or Snowboarding, Leave ASAP

JANUARY 27, 2017  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

As you prepare for a fun day on the slopes, the last thing on your mind is probably getting caught up in a horrifying avalanche.

But with more and more news coming to light about the recent avalanche in central Italy, you have to face the reality that the same terrible thing could happen to you. If you're a winter sports enthusiast, you simply need to know the warning signs of an avalanche so that you can keep yourself safe in an emergency.

On a recent Mount St. Helens ski trip, this guy witnessed one such warning sign. As he was recording his buddy in action, he caught a snow slide on camera.

By sharing this footage, he hopes to warn others about the instability of the snow on many of the world’s mountains.

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Read More: This Brave Skier Doesn't Scare Easily, But What He Saw Left Him Pretty Shaken Up

But snow slides aren't the only thing you should be looking out for. National Geographic breaks down more warning signs in the video below:

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If you're going to be skiing or snowboarding this winter, keep these signs in mind. And be sure to share this article with your friends so that they know about them, too!

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