Snow Safety



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Athlete: Zach Barrett
Location: Mt. Baker Backcountry, WA
Photographer: Grant Gunderson

  • 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
    4.6/5 (12)

  • 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
    5.0/5 (9)

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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)

  • A compact, lightweight basic shovel. The strong, ergonomic handle is friendly to both mitts and gloves; it provides the benefits of T-and D-shaped handles in a low-profile, packable design.
    $39.95 $29.96
    5.0/5 (1)

  • Outfitted with Black Diamond's QuickDraw deployment system, the QuickDraw Super Tour Probe goes from stored to search in a matter of seconds. The Super Tour features lightweight aluminum shafts with a strong, durable construction for years of backcountry use, and its long length makes it an effective search tool in the deepest burial scenarios.
    $54.95 $41.21
    4.0/5 (1)

  • The minimalist's choice for early-season shallow snowpacks and snow-pit study, the Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour Probe 190 combines lightweight aluminum shafts with our QuickDraw deployment system for fast, durable performance.
    $44.95 $33.71

  • 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
    4.7/5 (3)

  • Winter dry spell? You can fall to your knees and pray to Ullr all day and night, because the high-impact plastic shell of the Black Diamond TeleKneesis Kneepad has you covered. When your prayers are finally answered and you're shredding that powdery gnar, your precious AC/MCLs won't fall victim to the rocky, stumpy sharks laying in wait just under the snow.
    $49.95
    4.8/5 (9)

  • As essential as your beacon, shovel, or probe, the PIEPS Bivy Bag MFL Single has a reflective lining for maximum heat retention in emergency situations and packs down small to save space in your pack. More than just an effective emergency bivouac, the PIEPS Bivy Bag MFL Single can also be used as a rescue sled, poncho, seat-pad, sun sail, rain collector, and a host of other backcountry uses.
    $79.95

  • As essential as your beacon, shovel, or probe, the PIEPS Bivy Bag MFL Double is windproof and waterproof, has a reflective lining for maximum heat retention in emergency situations, and features extra wide dimensions for added comfort, yet still packs down small to save space in your pack. More than just an effective emergency bivouac, the PIEPS Bivy Bag MFL Double can also be used as a rescue sled, poncho, seat-pad, sun sail, rain collector, and a host of other backcountry uses.
    $109.95

  • With plenty of room for two in an emergency situation, the PIEPS Bivy Bag Alien Double is a fortress. Made from durable Rip-Stop nylon with a heat-reflecting silver coating on the inside, it will keep you and your touring partner warm in even the nastiest weather. Like all PIEPS bivies, the Alien Double can also be used as a rescue sled, poncho, seat-pad, sun sail, rain collector, and a host of other backcountry uses.
    $109.95

  • This nine-ounce shoulder sling may be the most important piece of life-saving equipment you can wear when traveling in avalanche terrain.
    $139.95
    5.0/5 (5)

  • Our largest AvaLung-equipped ski pack, we built the Black Diamond Anarchist AvaLung for guides, snow professionals and big, multi-day tours-this versatile top-loading rucksack is designed to swallow gear and the dedicated avy-tool pocket keeps your rescue gear at the ready. The ergoACTIV suspension moves with you, whether you're touring across the valley, bootpacking to your objective or making hop turns down a steep couloir.  In the event of an avalanche burial, the built-in AvaLung increases your chances of survival by pulling fresh air from the surrounding snowpack.
    $299.95
    4.5/5 (6)

  • For long tours and technical ski mountaineering objectives where the ascent is as involved as the ski down, the Black Diamond Alias AvaLung combines the lightweight, technical prowess of our climbing packs with winter-specific functionality. Our reACTIV suspension moves with you, whether you're hop-turning down a couloir or booting a knife-edge ridge, and the tuck-away rope strap and ice-tool PickPockets™ secure your gear during the approach and the descent.
    $279.95
    4.0/5 (2)

  • Our iconic ski mountaineering pack, the Black Diamond Revelation AvaLung combines mountaineering- and ski-specific features in a sleek, organized design. The fresh addition of our ergoACTIV suspension lets the Revelation AvaLung move with you, no matter what the load, on the approach and the descent. The large, top-panel opening provides access to the cavernous interior, while a dedicated avy-tool pocket on the exterior keeps your shovel and probe at the ready. In the event of an avalanche burial, the built-in AvaLung increases your chance of survival by pulling fresh air from the surrounding snowpack. Ice tool PickPockets, a tuck-away helmet sling and a crampon pouch secure your gear when technical terrain beckons.
    $279.95
    5.0/5 (2)