The best advice is to stay on top.  That means avoiding high-avalanche danger and possibly using an airbag pack.  But you also need to carry rescue gear to dig someone out if plan A falls through.  Beacons locate, probes pinpoint, and shovels dig.

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Mammut Refillable Airbag Cartridge
These aluminum cartridges store the life-blood of the Mammut Airbag system: simple compressed air. The cartridges can be purchased with or without a charge, noting there are transport restrictions on a charged unit (no air travel). Either one can be refilled using a compressed air source such as a SCUBA or paintball tank. To recharge a unit, you’ll need a tank, adapter, and a refil..
$189.95
ARVA Airbag Canister
In the unfortunate situation that you reach for your ARVA Reactor trigger handle, you’re going to want a canister attached to the other end. These high-strength canisters are built to withstand the pressure necessary to inflate your airbag and durable enough to tolerate the rough handling brought on by mountain travel. The canisters are available in two versions: Steel Air cy..
$174.95
ARVA Axio Avalanche Beacon
The perfect gift for your ski partner, the ARVA Axio Beacon might give them the best chance of finding you if you’re buried in an avalanche. Other beacons rely on a very short third antenna which is limited by the depth of the housing. This renders the antenna useful only in the final search phase: refining the area to probe. In contrast, the Axio’s third antenna is designed to be ..
$469.95 $347.76
Pieps DSP Pro Beacon
Guides and serious backcountry skiers demand the most out of avalanche rescue gear. The Pieps DSP Pro is an example of a product that sets high standards for safety and is one of the first recommended by these power users. A large search radius, ample battery life, and multiple layers of redundancy are a few of the reasons why the DSP Pro is in the pouches of many avalanche experts..
$419.95 $335.96
Mammut Barryvox Avalanche Beacon
Mammut Barryvox is a classic name in the digital transceiver realm. However, this beacon is not the same old transceiver your uncle used. It has been completely revamped with the intention of being the simplest and most user-friendly beacon to date. Mammut nailed it. The user interface has been improved so one button handles all navigation through the concise menus. The exterior sw..
$349.95 $279.96
ARVA Neo Avalanche Beacon
At Skimo Co, we like to offer our customers a wide selection of skis, boots, bindings, and other gear to match personal preferences. When it comes to avalanche beacons, however, we think it's better to give only a select few options for backcountry use. This is because you're buying a beacon not mainly for yourself, but for your ski partners who might end up relying on you to find ..
$349.95 $279.96
Pieps Micro Beacon
The Micro Beacon is the smallest and lightest way to get past gear check at a skimo race. For the 2016/17 season and beyond, the ISMF is requiring three antennas in all avalanche transceivers. This is good news because folks may no longer make a big safety compromise when racing. Although somewhat limited in range, the Pieps Micro beacon is full-featured enough for use in the backc..
$389.95 $311.96
Mammut Ultralight Removable Airbag Pack
We have been loath to carry airbag packs since they’ve been so heavy. Enter the Mammut Ultralight with the Removable Airbag 3.0 system. Without the canister the pack is nearly race-weight, and it comes in under 2kg when all topped up. That means you may not have to sacrifice much speed for the additional avalanche safety. The compressed air system is the 3rd iteration from Mammut, ..
$139.95
ARVA Reactor 15 Ultralight Airbag
Not all airbags are created equally. Ideally, if you were to remove the airbag system from the pack, it would still be one that you enjoy skiing with. In the case of the ARVA R15 Ultralight, the excellent pack layout leaves little to be desired. The ultralight Reactor pack is a clean, low-volume pack for light and fast missions in avalanche terrain. It also has impressive reliabili..
$649.95 $519.96
ARVA Reactor 25 Ultralight Airbag
Whether you are a wisened backcountry skier or a fresh greenhorn right out of your Level 1, you can appreciate a good airbag. They are a useful tool when paired with judgement, terrain management, and objective decision making. The ARVA Reactor Ultralight 25 is a sleek, lightweight, and effective airbag designed to help take you safely into the backcountry. The ”Goldilocks” 25L vol..
$699.95 $559.96
ARVA Snow Plume Shovel
The ARVA Plume is one of the lightest functional avalanche saftey shovels on the market. With a 46cm (18.1inc) carbon fiber shaft and a sizeable 24.5cm x 25cm (9.6in x 9.8in) aluminum scoop, the Plume will actually move some avalanched-hardened snow. But since it weighs right around 400 grams, you might not feel like you're carrying a true rescue device. Full length carbon fi..
$74.95
CAMP Rocket Shovel
If you're serious about moving snow that might be on top of your ski partner, consider carrying the Rocket. With a telescoping handle that extends to 65cm (25.6 inches) and a sturdy 24cm x 28cm blade (9.4" x 11"), the CAMP shovel can move some serious snow. While heavier than some other shovels, the Rocket makes up for it by being very packable. A clever design features no protrudi..
$69.95 $59.46
CAMP Carbon Fiber Avy Probe
CAMP's lightest, the Carbon Fiber Avalance Probe is great for competitive ski mountaineering or everyday touring. Weighing only 133 grams (4.7 ounces), the six section probe is 240 centimeters (7' 10.5") in length, making it compatible with ISMF racing regulations and deep burials. The probe is connected with strong Dyneema® cord, a tug and cinch of which makes for quickly assembly..
$99.95
Mammut Probe 240 Fast Lock
A sturdy aluminum probe with a focus on assembly speed. Mammut recognized that time is of the essence when probing, and the last thing you need is to waste time assembling your probe. The Fast Lock system is easy and secure, matching well with the stable aluminum segments. The tensioning cord is durable and the system can be used with gloves or mittens. The Mammut 240 Fast Lock pro..
$54.95
ARVA Pro 240 Probe
Avy professionals and International Ski Mountaineering Federation officials don't recommend using a probe shorter than 240 centimeters (94.5 inches). In fact, we don't even sell shorter probes, as there are easier ways to tell your ski partners you don't like them. If you're looking to send the opposite message, however, consider carrying a well-worn ARVA Pro 240. Made of 7075 alum..
$59.95
G3 Rutschblock Cord
Multi-use gear is bonus for ultralight enthusiasts and G3 offers one with the Rutschblock cord. The coated steel cable is designed for isolating snow columns but is also great cutting small cornices. No need to carry dynamite and a snowpack tool, just carry the G3 Rutschblock cord. The cord is dotted with stiff metal springs that create slicing friction while you saw like a lumberj..
$28.95
G3 Bonesaw
Designed to cut snow blocks, the G3 Bonesaw might be more at home in the zombie apocalypse. A proper backcountry skier should know exactly what he/she is about to ski on, and what better way to analyze the snowpack than with a saw inscribed with a snow-crystal sizing grid? Offset teeth, a long blade, and contoured handle make the Bonesaw a real favorite amongst guides and studious ..
$63.95
Mammut Cartridge Refill Kit
These kits enable refill of Mammut compressed air cartridges. Consisting of a gasket and cover plate, the Refill Kits are available in 3 or 20 unit quantities. These are the parts that go boom when a canister is triggered. Attach the cartridge to a compressed air source using an adapter and soon you’ll be ready to ski unstable snow (not recommended). ..
$14.95
Mammut Airbag Trigger Test Tool
Each deployment of the Mammut Airbag 3.0 system uses up a refill kit. You also need to find a compressed air source to reload the cartridge. Enter the Trigger Test Tool. This handy device lets you practice deployments without emptying a cartridge. Screw the tool into the deployment mechanism, put on the backpack, and pull the handle. A clear snapping sound means you’ve successfully..
$10.95
Brooks-Range Digital Pro Study Kit
Brooks-Range's Digital Pro Snow Study Kit improves upon the basic kit by giving you all the best tools to make snowpack evaluations. Ideal for advanced students taking a Level II or Level III avalanche course or any pro looking to update their kit. The Digital Pro kit has everything you need to measure avalanche conditions, all wrapped in a great organizing case. Fieldbook #3..
$169.95 $152.95
Brooks-Range Folding Magnifier
This 10x magnifying glass from Brooks-Range is a great tool for analyzing snow crystals. It has US and metric scales and folds flat for compact storage and easy carry. The magnifier uses a one-inch glass lens for distortion free viewing with inch and millimeter markings on the perimeter of a 1-inch square viewing area. The magnifying loop opens to 1.875" x 1.5" x 2.25" (4.76 x 3.8 ..
$9.95
Brooks-Range Pro Snow Crystal Card
The Brooks-Range pro card is a sheet of aluminum with laser etching that lets you quickly size up snow crystals. It has 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm grids on both sizes that have low thermal-conductivity to avoid melting when analyzing. Helpful Rutschblock and CT test guides are imprinted on one side, with crystal terminology on the other. The card comes with a string and angle guide so it al..
$13.95
Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card
If “extended column test,” “shear strength,” and “propagation” are all in your daily vocabulary then we invite you to keep reading. The Snow Crystal Card is the largest and most feature-packed snow card in the Brooks Range family. A built-in inclinometer helps you calculate avalanche danger in the winter and prove to your friends that it really was as steep as you thought in the sp..
$11.95
Brooks-Range Snow Grid Card
This aluminum card has laser-etched grid lines to help you gets a sense of snow-crystal size. With 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm lines, you can quickly analyze crystals in the snowpack. The grid is black so you can see the white snow, and features textured grid lines to help keep the snow in place. Fits neatly into a book...
$8.95
Brooks-Range Field Book #311
The most reliable way to take notes about snowpack in the mountains. The Brooks-Range Field Book is made with some impressive paper, which lets you write with a pen or pencil regardless of how wet or cold it is. The book offers ruled pages, 4-5/8" by 7", which fit beautifully into the field organizer...
$14.95
Brooks-Range Pro Organizer
A snow-study trapper-keeper! Keep all your tools securely organized inside this bright pouch, sealed with a durable zipper. The Brooks Range Pro Organizer has sleeves for map tools, crystal cards, field book, thermometer, rulers, and density gauge. The snow-study envelope weighs just 82 grams and lets you focus on managing the snow instead of your gear...
$49.95 $39.96
ARVA Beacon Holster
Replacement holsters for ARVA avalanche transcievers with adjustable straps. Choose from Neo, Pro W, or Evo beacons...
$34.95
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