Avalanche on Fernie Ski hill

The other day, it struck me that “avalanche” is a metaphor that we often us in everyday life, yet not many of us have ever seen one—at least not first hand. I have never seen one either, but I saw the aftermath of one at Mount Fernie. If you look carefully at the mountain ridge, you can see a wall of snow left behind, after a huge sheet of snow broke loose, and slid down the mountain, almost covering the forest below. Every morning, you could hear the hill workers firing off canons, to dislodge any remaining loose snow.

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  1. donald crabtree

    Apart from the avalanche, which isn’t easy to spot, I think this is quite a beautiful scene by itself. Well balanced by the little trees at the bottom.

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