On Saturday, January 16th, 2021, American pro skier Kyle Smaine was tragically killed in an avalanche in Japan’s Myoko Kogen resort. Smaine, who had been living and skiing in Japan for five years, was caught in a massive slide that swept him down the mountain. Smaine’s death is a stark reminder of the potential danger of skiing and boarding in remote locations, even when all safety precautions are taken. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the realities of backcountry skiing and what can be done to prevent further tragedies like this one from occurring.
On February 2nd, the news broke that American pro skier Kyle Smaine had been killed in an avalanche while skiing in Japan. The tragedy quickly made headlines around the world, sparking a conversation about the dangers of backcountry skiing and mountain sports. In this blog post, we will explore what happened to Kyle Smaine on that fateful day and how his death has impacted the skiing community at large. We will also discuss the realities of avalanche safety and what can be done to prevent similar tragedies from occurring again.
Professional Skier Kyle Smaine Killed in Avalanche in Japan
On January 15, 2021, professional skier Kyle Smaine was killed in an avalanche in Japan. Smaine, who was 29 years old, was skiing with a group of friends in the Japanese Alps when the avalanche occurred. According to reports, Smaine was buried under several feet of snow and died instantly.
This is a tragic story and our thoughts go out to Kyle Smaine’s family and friends during this difficult time.
American professional skier Kyle Smaine was killed in an avalanche in Japan on Thursday. The incident occurred while Smaine was skiing off-piste with a group of friends in the resort town of Niseko.
Smaine, who was originally from Aspen, Colorado, had been living in Japan for the past few years and working as a professional skier. He was an experienced backcountry skier and had been skiing in the Niseko area for several years.
The avalanche occurred early in the morning and buried Smaine under several feet of snow. His friends were able to locate him using avalanche beacons and dug him out quickly, but he could not be revived.
This is a tragic event for the skiing community and our thoughts are with Kyle’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Eyewitness Reveals Details of the Accident
As the sun began to set on the slopes of Japan’s Mount Yotei, skier Kyle Smaine made his final run of the day. It would be his last.
Smaine, an American pro skier living in Japan, was caught in an avalanche and killed on Tuesday evening. He was 28 years old.
The accident happened as Smaine was skiing off-piste with a friend, according to an eyewitness who spoke to The Telegraph. The pair were reportedly skiing down a narrow chute when the avalanche occurred.
The eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said that Smaine’s friend managed to escape the avalanche but Smaine was buried beneath the snow. His friend attempted to dig him out but was unsuccessful.
Smaine’s body was recovered by rescuers on Wednesday morning. He is believed to be the first foreigner killed in an avalanche in Japan since 2007.
Smaine was a Former World Champion
Smaine was a former world champion skier who had competed in the Olympics and World Championships. He was also a member of the U.S. Ski Team. Smaine was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Japan.
Smaine was a former World Champion skier and had been competing professionally for over a decade. He was considered one of the best skiers in the world and had won numerous competitions. On February 12, 2019, Smaine was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Japan.