To the chagrin of cats everywhere, Ortovox's D1 Doggy Xmitter now allows true powder-hounds to survive slides. A canine avalanche transceiver, the D1 slides onto a dog's collar and transmits a locator beacon up to 90 feet. Role-reversal on the standard avvy dog training scenario, in which a human is buried in a snow pit for the dog to sniff out, is unlikely. "It's practically impossible, says Crested Butte, Colo., patroller Eric Baumm, "to get a dog to stay in a snow pit while you're filling it in.
Heavy snowfall and extreme wind events in Chile have created hazardous conditions in many backcountry zones in South America. By Leslie Hittmeier
The Utah-based company is recalling all of its JetForce avalanche airbags due to faulty firmware. By Ryan Dionne
Because you can ski Vail for a week and never repeat a line.
The Colorado company, which oversees four ski resorts, wades publicly into the same-sex marriage debate.
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Scott Alpride avalanche airbag system, which uses two small non-reusable gas canisters to deploy the airbag.
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the different avalanche airbag systems including what's used to inflate the bags, how easily they are to refill after ...
JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson were caught in an avalanche on South America’s Mount Cochrane on Monday, September 29, 2014.
Friends and family of a Colorado avalanche victim plan to create a fund for avy safety.
The gear used by 2013’s Elk Mountains Grand Traverse winner, Marshal Thomson.
A first-timer’s account of competing in a freeride event.