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Whistler Avalanche Sweeps Skier Off A Cliff

03/13/2017 05:03 EDT | Updated 03/14/2017 10:52 EDT

A skier in B.C. is lucky to have survived after an avalanche knocked him off a cliff.

The skier was headed down his third run of the day at the Whistler Blackcomb resort last month when he switched from the Diamond Bowl run over to the Ruby Bowl.

Suddenly, in a video captured on his helmet camera, the snow cracks beneath him, sending him careening over a 15 to 19-metre cliff (watch the video above).

He was the only person caught in the avalanche, and escaped without any serious injuries.

In January, a snowboarder ended up in a similar situation in Whistler, where he ended up being saved by an inflatable airbag.

"That was a little scary," Australian boarder Tom Oye says, in a video posted on his Facebook

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