Surviving a Tree Well

A Central Oregonian Shares His Story of Escaping a Harrowing Fall Into a Tree Well

Since the death of two Oregonians at Mt. Bachelor last week, officials there have put a priority on warning visitors about the dangers of tree wells. That’s why La Pine resident and longtime skier Jack Reynolds wanted to share his story with Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings about the time he almost died in a tree well, because he hopes to help prevent future tragedies.

Tree Well Warnings After Deaths on Mt Bachelor

How to Avoid Dangerous Situations on the Mountain

Mt. Bachelor officials say they are putting a priority on warning skiers and snowboarders about the dangers of tree wells after the deaths of two people in separate incidents on the mountain last Friday. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan takes a closer look at the accidents that claimed the lives of two young Oregonians.

Mt. Bachelor officials, as well as those who have experienced being trapped in a tree well, say that one of the safest things that you can do to avoid dangerous situations on the mountain is to have someone skiing or snowboarding with you, especially is you are making a run near the trees.