There’s always a risk when you play sport, but skiing is on a whole other level of dangerous.
The footage below shows a skier making his way down a steep cliff in the French Alps when an avalanche kicks up and almost buries Ugo Gerola in a mountain of snow.
The 23-year-old freeride skier narrowly avoided the avalanche thanks to his parachute that lifted him away from the snow and into the air occasionally.
If you just want to ski casually, don’t let this video put you off because most skiing resorts don’t get avalanches like this. But if you want to ski like Gerola, make sure you go prepared.