Avalanche Beacons & Gear
ORTOVOX Diract Avalanche Rescue Set$679.95 $559.95
Ortovox Avabag Cartridge Carbon$239.95 $219.95
BCA Slope Meter$46.95
Scott Patrol Alpride E1 40L Avalanche Kit Backpack$1,709.95 $1,679.95
Black Diamond Transfer Shovel$129.95
Black Diamond Jetforce Pro Pack 35L Avalanche Backpack$2,559.95 $2,399.95
Pieps Powder Sport Avalanche Rescue Set$739.95
BCA TS Avalanche Transceiver$459.95 $449.95
Scott Patrol Alpride E1 30L Avalanche Kit Backpack$1,639.95 $1,619.95
Pieps Pro BT Avalanche Rescue Set$939.95 $899.95
Ortovox Double Bivy Bag$144.95 $127.95
Pieps Fastest Rescue System Avalanche Rescue Set$859.95 $649.95
Scott Patrol Alpride E1 22L Avalanche Kit Backpack$1,619.95 $1,499.95
BCA Stealth 240 Avalanche Probe$94.95
BCA PC Crystal Card$34.95
Burton ak Dispatcher 25L Backpack$279.95 $264.95
BCA Magnifying Loupe$82.95
Pieps Alu Probe 300$179.95
Ortovox First Aid Mini Kit$59.95 $57.95
Ortovox Free Rider 28 Ski Backpack$339.95 $249.95
BCA Dozer 1 T-Handle Shovel$101.95 $94.95
Ortovox First Aid Roll Doc$93.95 $78.95
Ortovox Probe Extension Steel$50.95 $37.95
Ortovox Peak 38 S Dry Ski Backpack$459.95 $379.95
Ortovox Tour Rider 30 Backpack$255.95 $204.95
Ortovox Cross Rider 22 Ski Backpack$225.95 $199.95
Pieps Carbon Pro Probe 300$187.95 $159.95
Ortovox Trace 18S Ski Backpack$187.95 $149.95
BCA Dozer 1 T-Handle Ultra Light Shovel$154.95
Ortovox Carbon 240 Superlight Probe$169.95 $137.95
Ortovox Carbon 280+ PFA Probe$204.95
Pieps Alu 260 Sport Probe$142.95
Ortovox Tour Rider 28S Ski Backpack$255.95 $229.95
Ortovox Peak Light 32 Ski Backpack$339.95 $249.95
Pieps T Shovel 825 Pro+$161.95 $115.95
Ortovox Avabag Re-arming Tool$25.95
Ortovox Rain Cover$37.95 $30.95
BCA Dozer 2H Hoe Shovel$136.95 $129.95
Ortovox Haute Route 38S Backpack$339.95 $269.95
Ortovox Single Bivy Bag$109.95 $93.95
Pieps T640 Telescopic Shovel$154.95
Burton ak Surgence Tour Backpack$369.95
Ortovox Haute Route 32 Backpack$319.95 $255.95
Ortovox Trace 25 Touring Backpack$219.95 $179.95
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Avalanche Backcountry Gear Essentials
Skiers and snowboarders that ski off-piste and in the backcountry are always advised to carry avalanche gear with them. The three most important pieces of equipment are an avalanche beacon, avalanche probe and avalanche shovel. What is equally important, is that the user has been trained to use the equipment in case of an avalanche. All of this equipment can be stored in a ski backpack that can be securely strapped to your body.
How To Use Avalanche Gear
The way to learn how to use avalanche gear is to take a course that is led by a professional. This section provides a simple breakdown of what each piece of equipment is used for.
Avalanche beacons are worn close to the body and give out continuous radio signals that can be detected by other beacons. When searching for a body under snow, beacons can be switched to “search mode” to help locate a body by receiving the desired radio signal.
The probe is used to find the exact location and depth of the body under the snow. It is similar to a foldable tent-pole that you can poke into the snow to feel where the skier is.
Digging out a skier is what the shovel is used for. They are generally designed with an attachable shovel handle, so they can easily fit in a backpack.
Another piece of safety gear equipment that is very useful to have is an airbag pack. Worn as a backpack, this can be activated by pulling on a handle to quickly inflate the airbag with use of compressed air or fan. The additional mass of air helps the skier stay on top of the moving snow and avalanche debris and reduces the chances of getting buried.
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