- Always carry an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel and know how to use them.
- Consider riding with an inflatable avalanche airbag pack.
Avalanche transceivers transmit and receive a signal that can be used to locate someone buried under snow.
Transceivers get you close, but an avalanche probe is necessary to pinpoint the victim's exact location.
The average avalanche burial is 4 feet and avalanche debris can be hard and dense. A sturdy avalanche shovel is essential.
An inflatable avalanche airbag pack, when properly deployed, can increase your chances of staying near the surface of an avalanche.