PASSING SKIER RESCUES WOMAN BURIED HEAD FIRST UNDER SNOW
6th March 2020
Last modified on May 15th, 2021
An extraordinary video has emerged showing a British skier head first in deep snow with her legs flailing in the air. The footage was captured by her British rescuer.
23 year old British skier, Will Field, captured the moment on his headcam when he found the 19 year old woman and started to dig her out of her predicament.
Her head and shoulders were buried beneath approximately 60cm of snow, and she was not able to extract herself from the deep heavy snow.
It seems that her bindings released, propelling her head first.
She crashed while skiing on a little used ski slope at Les Arcs.
The young woman is said to be a chalet host in the ski resort.
It was fortunate for the unnamed woman that Will Field was skiing close by.
He spotted her bright red ski pants against the white background of the snow and went over to help.
Will called for additional assistance from a passing skier and the pair were able to dig her out of the hole fairly quickly.
Moreover, it was that he was skiing with off piste safety equipment.
He was able to dig her out using a snow shovel, that is part of the standard kit that should be carried when skiing off piste.
Watch Will Field’s footage below: