Avalanche Safety: Airbag Packs
Airbag pack? The smart answer is… check.
With more and more people venturing beyond resort boundaries each year, avalanche safety continues to be of the utmost importance when considering what gear is necessary. Case in point – Airbag packs. Unheard of 15 years ago, airbag packs are now front and center and doing their part to make backcountry travel more safe.
Whether you’ve thought about getting an airbag or not, the time to learn about these potentially life saving packs is now. From design and travel to brands, our friends at Freeskier Magazine get the “How to Buy Airbag Packs” conversation started in an informative way.
Still not sold? Your car has airbags for when things go wrong, right? Why wouldn’t you have one just in case when you’re skiing?
Remember – Airbags are not a license to be reckless or uneducated when venturing into the backcountry and are certainly not a replacement for the beacon, shovel, probe trifecta. In the end, educated decision making is what will keep you safe.