Buried in snow as cops give warnings

WARNING: Senior Sergeant Doug Incoll said recent snowfall would provide good skiing conditions, but warned people to know the dangers of alpine areas.

WARNING: Senior Sergeant Doug Incoll said recent snowfall would provide good skiing conditions, but warned people to know the dangers of alpine areas.

A SKI resort attendee has been dug out of snow after being buried at Falls Creek.

Heavy snowfall has caused problems at alpine resorts, with two skiers narrowly avoiding an avalanche on Tuesday.

Senior Sergeant Doug Incoll said there had also be two “very significant” roof shedding events, where large slabs of snow gave way.

A person was fully buried by snow while staying at a lodge at Falls Creek on Tuesday.

They were dug out with no serious injuries.

The incident followed the death of Haadi Javed, 7, who suffocated under snow at Mt Buller on June 25, 2014.

Senior Sergeant Incoll said while heavy recent snowfall brought good skiing conditions, it also brought risks.

“I’d implore kids and other members of the public not to play under roof lines, and just reinforce the dangers posed,” he said.

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