Avalanche gear – GearGuide
Off-piste skiing and snowboarding are becoming increasingly popular. The appeal of fresh, untouched snow is enormous. But the risk in once you go outbound is also greater. Unfortunately every year, numerous winter sport enthusiasts are killed in the mountains. Research has shown that about 95% of accidents are caused by an avalanche that the skier or boarder himself triggered. Never go off-piste in
The mountains are beautiful but dangerous. The only thing you can do is minimize risk. Before going outbound, always check the local avalanche risk forecast, know the necessary safety procedures for riding outbound in groups. And, never, no matter how advanced (you think) you are, go off-piste in high alpine area without essential avalanche safety gear.
But before checking out the gear, be sure to read about the avalanche risk level warnings and how this works.