Snake River Float Avalanche Airbag Save – Video

Avalanche airbag footage caught on 12 Jan 2012 in the Snake River backcountry near Montezuma, Colorado.

It features pro snowboarder Meesh Hytner getting caught in an avalanche and staying on top after deploying her BCA Float 30 avalanche airbag.

While airbags can be extremely effective in preventing avalanche burial, they are no substitute for education and good judgment. Please take an avalanche course and choose your terrain based on the current avalanche hazard.

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1 thought on “Snake River Float Avalanche Airbag Save – Video”

  1. This is a terrible season to ski the backcountry, especially here in Summit County where I live. I see slide activity every day. I don’t think I’ll be skiing any backcountry slopes with angles greater than 25 degrees this season. The snowpack has weak layers buried deep within just waiting for the weight of a skier or boarder to release big slabs. Be patient and hopefully next season will have a safer snowpack. At least you’ll be alive unlike the many who’ve died in avalanches this season.

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