Meesh Hytner was snowboarding in the backcountry not too long ago and got caught in a serious avalanche that could have ended her life.  (See the video below).  Thankfully she was wearing her BCA Float 30 Avalanche Airbag.  This device deploys with a pull of a ripcord to put out a giant airbag to help the snowboarder “float” to the top of the flow. The BCA Float 30 can be bought for around $800 and seems like its a must have if you’re boarding / skiing in dangerous terrain in the backcountry.  At the bare minimum, never go out without a shovel, quckdraw pole and an avalanche beacon.

Stay safe out there guys.

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