down in a hole

Yesterday was Blackcomb's season opener.  I was riding more or less solo, greasing the line, and just trying to get as many runs in as possible.  The coverage is good, although it's still sharky. After a fairly successful morning, I decided to traverse out towards crystal and I ended on a mellow although a very shitty groomed run with pow on the side.  I milked the side of the run, came up onto a roll, that I knew was a bit of a rock garden. I assumed it was pillows over the edge.  I came to a stop, to have a look.
That was when I started sliding into the abyss. I slid on my back into a 3-4ft crack behind a cliff ( massive boulder) I landed on my feet, unscathed, ( bruised a bit).  At this point, a little stunned, I realized that I had fallen into 30-35 ft hole.  

I thought about climbing up the the way I fell down, which would have been very hard, and not possible with a snowboard.  I noticed some light, down towards my left so I crawled down , to investigate, and sure enough, it was a way out.  I actually laughed, because I was feeling pretty lucky at this point.  Anyways heads up out there.


  1. woah! thats nuts, its kinda like in the book "touching the void" when that guy fall into that crevasse and breaks his leg, he hangs out thinking he's gonna die for a long time but then finds a light source and follows it to a separate exit. whooooaaaaa!!! glad you had a positive experience.

  2. bottomless pow.

    you know how to find it.

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsucxjYnlTA

    Thanks Layne!

  4. Nice one Joe. And nice blog. Glad I finally stumbled onto it