Mountain Stripped Bare By Powerful Avalanche

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French freeskier and film director Jeremy Pancras posted footage of a huge avalanche on the La Balme sector in the Aravis to Instagram last week.

The audio includes the live reactions from everyone watching, and below the footage he wrote, "no one inside, but wow, we see some beautiful things from this walkway." Watch below.

The area Jeremy shows, La Balme, is a magnet for freeriders due to its uncrowded runs and ability to hold snow later in the season. It also boasts terrific off-piste terrain.

La Clusaz is traditional-style village in the Aravis chain of the French Alps, and is a popular ski travel destination due to its proximity to the airport. It is just a short drive away from the international airport of Geneva.

The resort contains five linked mountains. The Aravis range runs south-west to north-east and La Clusaz's ski area is spread over Beauregard; Manigod; Etale; Aiguille; and Balme.

Balme, where Jeremy filmed the slide, is to looker's left on the map. See below.

La Clusaz. Map courtesy of <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ovo Network.;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ovo Network.</a>
La Clusaz. Map courtesy of Ovo Network.

Jeremy was born in Annecy, close to La Clusaz, and competed at the 2014 Olympics for Slopestyle.

He also released an hour-long, Freeski culture documentary titled "Keep It Real." There is street skiing, big mountain lines, and some beautiful color grading. As such, the film has won numerous awards since its release four years ago. Watch below.

At any rate, we're glad Jeremy wasn't caught in that slide. It's a cool video, but ominous. Stay safe out there.

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