10 months ago
This is the incredible moment a skier – inches from possible death – crashes to save himself from being swept away in a terrifying avalanche.
Norbert Salva’s near-death experience, caught on camera, took place in the Chopok mountain range. Slaloming down the mountainside, the teenager veered his way through the powdered trail before the snow began to give way.
“I’ve never even been near an avalanche before – it was incredibly scary,” Salva said of last-second escape. “I slipped as I was skiing and then suddenly I turn around to see half the mountain coming down behind me.
“I knew I had to do something, so I just threw myself as far as I could.”
See the frightening video below.