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Charles Boehland PER 134 Dr. Callahan Internet/Article Review Tree Wells Tree wells are one of the most dangerous obstacles on a ski slope. They won’t form in the Midwest but as you travel out west into the Rockies you need to be extra careful when skiing off the groomed trail. Tree wells are pockets of around trees were the snow does not get packed down because the branches prevent the snow from getting into those places. Since the snow can’t get packed down it creates a dangerous hole around the base of some trees. When you ski too close to trees some unfortunate skiers get sucked into the hole and are not able to get out causing them to suffocate and die. According to treewelldeepsnowsafty.com if get trapped in a tree well your odds of surviving are low. If you are with a partner skiing your odds are better but still not good. There were two experiments conducted by volunteers in the U.S. and Canada, Both experiments came to the conclusion the if you are involved in a NARSID (non avalanche related snow related
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PER 140 taught by Professor Calahan during the Winter '08 term at Winona.

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