Canada experiences thousands of avalanches each year, mostly in the mountainous regions of B.C., Alberta, and the Yukon. But if the only avalanches you’ve witnessed were in Hollywood disaster films, the slow, almost methodical destruction of this one might surprise you.
The above video shows a recent avalanche in Passiria Valley in South Tyrol, Italy, as it plods its way down the Alps, picking up steam and bulldozing whatever waits in its path.
Be warned: tree lovers might get be a tad emotional when the mass of snow uproots the struggling grove of pines at the two-minute mark—particularly when the tallest one finally gives way to the wave of snow.
The avalanche caused no casualties, though 25 people were forced to leave their homes.
Source: Thomas Ennemoser