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Buried the Alpine Meadows Avalanche Movie Now Showing

Nathanvg

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Very well done documentary. A lot of ski documentaries are fluffy and inaccurate. This one has great historical footage and interviews with nearly everyone including the avalanche experts.

The subject matter is heavy but am I the only one who laughed when the hippie patrolled thought the moon was taunting her?
 

eok

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I watched it on Netflix, kind of reluctantly at first. I saw it listed on Prime last year but skipped it.

I thought I had a vivid enough memory of the incident and I expected the documentary would let me down. But, just 15min into watching it recently on Netflix I was very impressed. Great coverage. It helped me remember the details I'd forgotten.

The film also did a super job with very detailed coverage of the the challenges Alpine faced with avalanche control. I skied Alpine at least a few days each season back then and I NEVER knew the unique (for a Sierra resort) avalanche control challenges they faced.
 

Dwight

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Just watched it on Netflix. I was expecting a bad rendition movie. Surprised on a really good documentary.
 

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