Note recent avy studies have shown north american avalanche outcomes worse than European (different terrain, rescue infrastructure density but also the concept/decision of skiing near trees when danger is considerable.
scary report- I know that sound. Glad everything turned out OK.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe