An incredible video captured by Thomas Farley has gone viral, showing the power of nature at work. The footage recorded at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah earlier this week, shows skiers witnessing a giant avalanche thundering through a snowy mountain valley. The video ends just in time for the avalanche to hit the group of skiers, but fortunately, nobody appears to have been hurt.
In the video, Farley can be heard exclaiming in shock and disbelief as the avalanche approaches at blistering speeds. The massive cloud of snow eventually engulfs the incredulous group of skiers, leaving them covered in a super-thick cloud of snow for one or two minutes.
Farley told Storyful that he checked to make sure he was not going to get hit and then got his phone out to film. The avalanche did not make it to the resort boundaries, but the massive powder cloud did. The resort later confirmed on Twitter that the avalanche happened off resort property and no one was hurt. The video has been shared widely on social media and has attracted a lot of attention due to its stunning visuals and the demonstration of the sheer force of nature. It is a reminder that even though we have made tremendous advancements in science and technology, we are still at the mercy of natural phenomena such as avalanches.
The resort’s Twitter account praised the ski patrol and mountain operations crew who work tirelessly to make sure the slopes are safe, and stated that the resort remained open all day, inviting visitors to return for more skiing and boarding.
In conclusion, the video recorded by Thomas Farley is a powerful reminder of the unpredictable and formidable nature of avalanches. It serves as a warning for people to be vigilant and prepared when visiting snow-covered mountainous areas. However, it also highlights the skill and dedication of ski patrol and mountain operations crews who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of skiers and visitors.