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Avalanche Institute


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The Recco system is useful for searching for avalanche victims close to developed areas, such as out-of-bounds or off-piste skiers at ski areas. It consists of reflectors which are low-cost and can be inserted into pockets designed into many items of ski clothing for that purpose. The detector is large and expensive but owned by and/or available to many major ski areas and rescue teams.It detects reflected signals from the reflectors in the victims clothing.


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