Very Scary Tree Well; Do Kids Know the Danger?

The Dangers of a Tree Well

Feel Like Calling “Heaven Please”.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: what you find on a magnetic roller coaster.

As you travel on ski lifts through the trees you can often see the immense dangers that tree wells pose to off-piste skiers.

The branches and foliage catch falling snow and makes the tree look lovely. However this means that snow doesn’t reach the ground around the trunk of the tree within its canopy. With a good snowfall, the tree well that forms around the trunks can often be a metre or two deep. This video shows just how very easy it is to ski into and incredibly difficult to get out of deep snow.

Tree Well Rescue.

This is NOT a training video, this is not showing how to rescue someone caught in the snow, but it is a scary video showing how easy it is to get into trouble.

Why is it that parents seem unaware of the dangers of a tree well? Allowing kids, who are firstly under a metre tall. Secondly traveling at speed through trees. And thirdly, unsupervised by adults who are going down the pistes, is insane.

pop trivia: Feel like calling “heaven please” is a line from Fairground Attraction’s 1988 single ‘Find My Love‘.
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