Lucky Avalanche Escape

Oh my days, this is one lucky lady! Kiwi shredder Maria Kuzma was competing in the 2011 Verbier Xtreme a week or so ago when she took a tumble and erm this happened. How much would you be crapping it if you felt the snow moving around you like that? And on a face as gnarly as the Bec des Rosses too! Think of all the cliffs she could’ve been carried over! The mainstream press reckons she’s ‘riding’ the avalanche down like some massive wave – we reckon she’s being washed away, and she’s lucky as hell to come out on top. You’ve got to hand it to Maria though, she seems to take the whole thing in her stride. Check out the way she casually brushes off her bindings when she comes to a stop at the end! She is a kiwi though, they’re never easily impressed. You can almost imagine her accent: “Awwh yiiiyah, it wosn’t thit sceeery eh? Thit was nathing. Whativer!”

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