Once you have determined that there is no threat of avalanche debris coming down on top of you it is safe to start your search. First make sure you and everybody else in your party besides the buried victim switch their beacons from transmit to receive. Go to your victim’s last seen point and start your signal search. At this point you are just looking for the victim’s signal. Work your way down the slide debris from your last seen point methodically back and forth so as not to miss any potential burial locations. The distance between switchbacks may vary depending on what model beacon you are using. But as a general rule you should search to within 10 meters from the edge of your slide path and the distance between your switchbacks should be no more than 20 meters.