Snow Safety



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Athlete: U.A.C. Director Bruce Tremper
Location: Wasatch Backcountry
Photographer: Jim Harris

  • Designed for ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers who regularly venture into serious terrain, the PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon is packed with features. In addition to its massive 60-meter circular range and 55-meter search strip, the DSP Pro features an innovative smart transmitter that recognizes other buried devices and auto-adjusts its signal to aid in more accurate recovery. Throw in a self-check function for always-accurate antennas and Digital Signal Processing to account for wayward beacon signals, and the DSP Pro is as reliable as it is capable. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response.
    $374.95 USD
    4.6/5 (13)

  • Simplified and streamlined yet outfitted with all the features needed for fast, accurate searches in the event of a slide, the PIEPS DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon is as easy to use as it is powerful. With a 50-meter circular range, three antennas for pinpoint search accuracy, and a smart transmitter to aid in fast recovery, the DSP Sport is the go-to beacon for anyone venturing into the backcountry. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response.
    $274.95 USD
    5.0/5 (9)
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    This package of premium gear is built for backcountry skiers who spend their seasons skinning and skiing in serious terrain. The PIEPS DSP Pro Beacon features a massive search range and pinpoint accurate three-antenna design, and when combined with the top-of-the-line Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel and Quickdraw Carbon 320 cm Probe makes for a kit worth of backcountry professionals.
    $529.95 USD
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    This set includes the necessities for anyone from seasoned backcountry skiers to someone taking their Avalanche 101 class. The PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon features a large, circular search radius and three antennas for pinpoint accuracy. A Transfer 3 Shovel packs small to take up little pack space and extends with the quick pull of a handle. This kit also includes the fast, durable QuickDraw Tour 280 cm Probe for use in anything from measuring test pits to performing fine searches in a rescue.
    $369.95 USD
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    Our top-of-the-line shovel for professional use, the Black Diamond Evac features a unique handle that can be set up in two configurations for digging test pits or rapid snow removal. The large blade moves lots of snow quickly, and a flat-bottom profile helps you get a good clean face on your pit wall. An extendable shaft and large D handle increase comfort for long days in the field involving multiple pits and speeds up digging time during an emergency.
    $79.95 - $99.95
    5.0/5 (1)
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    A rapid-deployment shovel for daily use in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Deploy features a trapezoidal shaft that locks into place with a quick pull, so you don’t waste time putting things together when you need to be digging. When it’s time to stash the Deploy in your pack, the curved handle slides down and hugs the contours of the blade to take up minimal space.
    $69.95 - $74.95
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    Built with an extendable handle and high-volume blade profile, the Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel helps you throw as much snow as possible from the smallest footprint. Its durable, smooth-bottom blade give you clean walls in your snow pit and the versatile design works well in any backcountry situation.
    $54.95 USD
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    Stripped to the basics, the Black Diamond Lynx shovel makes an ideal companion for ultralight ski tours and alpine climbs that require you to dig a bivy high on the route. The durable aluminum blade easy withstands the abuse that the big mountains dish out, and the compact, fixed-length handle takes up minimum space in your pack.
    $39.95 USD
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    With a shorter length ideal for lightweight tours, avalanche rescue practice and skiing terrain with shallow snowpacks, the Black Diamond Quickdraw Tour Probe 240 features a durable aluminum construction. The Tour 240’s updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations.
    $59.95 USD
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    Built with a durable aluminum construction and medium length, the Black Diamond Quickdraw tour Probe 280 is the go-to probe for day-in/day-out backcountry touring and snow study. The Tour 280’s updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations.
    $69.95 USD
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    A durable, all-aluminum probe with a 320 cm length, the Black Diamond Quickdraw Tour Probe 320 is designed for snow study, ski guides, patrollers and skiing deep terrain. The Tour 320’s updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations.
    $79.95 USD
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    Our lightest probe, the Black Diamond QuickDraw Carbon Probe 240 adds a scant eight ounces to your pack without sacrificing any of the features that make Black Diamond probes extremely fast and easy to use. Speed ferrules allow ultra-quick deployment with the pull of a cord, and the QuickDraw Probe snaps solidly into place with a secure locking mechanism. This probe also includes a slightly oversized tip to reduce shaft friction for a more precise feel while probing, and the non-slip coating helps you hang on even with wet gloves.
    $89.95 USD
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    Our longest avalanche probe designed for ski guides, patrollers, and those touring in deep snow and glaciated terrain, the Black Quickdraw Carbon Probe 320 is built with a light yet strong carbon fiber construction. The Carbon Probe 320’s updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations.
    $99.95 USD

  • Whether you're cutting test blocks and cleaning sidewalls in a snow pit or sawing tree branches during a tree-well burial, the Black Diamond FlickLock Snow Saw is a must-have for your backcountry toolbox. The saw easily attaches to most Black Diamond FlickLock ski pole shafts for extended reach behind large snow columns, and the durable sheath keeps it from tearing up the inside of your pack. NOTE: This saw is only compatible with our current Traverse and Expedition ski poles
    $44.95 USD
    4.7/5 (3)

  • Compatible with any PIEPS avalanche beacon, the iProbe One 220 revolutionizes avalanche search and rescue by integrating a low-range beacon into the probe tip, widening your strike area while providing optical and acoustic feedback to help pinpoint burials. Especially handy in multiple burial scenarios, the iProbe disables the transmitting signal of specific PIEPS beacons to help aid in the search for the next victim. And of course, the iProbe 220 also functions as a standard probe, with a collapsible, easy to deploy design and wide-cone tip for penetrating avalanche debris.
    $155.95 USD

  • Compatible with any PIEPS avalanche beacon, the iProbe One 260 revolutionizes avalanche search and rescue by building a low range beacon into the probe tip, widening your strike area while providing optical and acoustic feedback to help pinpoint burials. Especially handy in multiple burial scenarios, the iProbe disables found beacons to help aid in the search for the next victim. And of course, the iProbe 260 also functions as a standard probe, with a collapsible, easy to deploy design, wide-cone tip for penetrating avalanche debris, and added length for Rutschblock tests and other snowpack analysis.
    $185.95 USD
    5.0/5 (1)

  • No bigger than a cell phone, the PIEPS Freeride is a fully functional avalanche beacon designed for added inbounds safety and minimalist ski mountaineering where weight and packability are paramount. Though thoroughly simplified, the Freeride doesn’t skimp on capability, featuring a 40-meter range and a digital antenna for fast, accurate searching in the event of an avalanche.
    $169.95 USD

  • Worn directly on your body along with your main beacon, the PIEPS Backup Avalanche Transmitter automatically goes into transmit mode when separated from your main beacon by more than one meter, providing the only complete solution against secondary avalanches.
    $149.95 USD

  • Designed for dogs, sleds, and essential equipment, the PIEPS TX600 is a lightweight mini-transmitter that gives you the precise location of whatever you put it on, without interfering with standard 457 kHz beacon searches. Transmitting on a different frequency than full-size beacons, the TX600 is lighter and safer than using an old standard beacon for you gear or canine companion.
    $149.95 USD

  • The standard safety measure of any backcountry tour, a beacon check is the first thing you should do before you hit the trail. With the PIEPS Checker, you can quickly and easily check all the beacons in your group, including your own, without unzipping your jacket.
    $29.95 USD
    5.0/5 (1)

  • Whether you’re checking for analysis or bragging rights, one button is all you need to quickly and accurately determine slope angle with the PIEPS 30º Plus. This tiny electronic inclinometer has an easy-to-read digital display and attaches to any commercially available ski pole for fast, foolproof use.
    $79.95 USD
    4.5/5 (2)

  • Designed for streamlined storage in your pack and quick deployment in emergencies, the Black Diamond Deploy Shovel features a nesting, trapezoidal, curved-shaft design that helps it deploy much faster than traditional snow shovels. The Deploy is built with lightweight aerospace aluminum, and its compact dimensions make it ideal for small pits and tight digging situations.
    $69.95 - $74.95 $52.46 - $56.21
    4.8/5 (5)

  • Built with aerospace aluminum for a lightweight, ultra-strong design, the Black Diamond Transfer Shovel helps you throw as much snow as possible from the smallest footprint of space. It's durable, high-volume blade and extendable shaft provide the snow-moving performance you need in any backcountry situation.
    $49.95 - $54.95 $37.46 - $41.21
    4.6/5 (5)