Avalanche beacons and avalanche probes saves lives
The risk of ending up buried in metres of snow after a vicious avalanche is, fortunately, very small. But the risk is very real, for those who are so unfortunate to face an avalanche at close range. If you are hit by an avalanche it is crucial, that the rescue team is able to find you within a short timeframe, since this can be the difference between life and death.
This is why we always recommend, that you buy and bring an avalanche beacon / avalanche transceiver - especially if you go cross country skiing in the backcountry. If you are traveling as a group of skiers, we also recommend that you bring some avalanche probes, that helps to locate the right place to dig for the victim.
You might also need an avalanche shovel
In this category, you will find a selection of high-quality safety gear for your backcountry trips, so you with ease of mind can explore the untouched snow with the correct avalanche safety gear. When you move outside of the ski area boundaries into the backcountry with no avalanche or terrain control, it is very important that you are well aware of the possible dangers. Besides the avalanche transceiver and probes, you should also bring a lightweight snow shovel. If everyone in your crew is carrying this, you are prepared if any accidents should occur.
Apart from all of the safety gear, it is also very important that you are aware of how to react and prevent dangerous situations in the backcountry. Therefore it is important, that you go through all the different scenarios beforehand, that can occur in the backcountry.