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February 17 , 2021 - UDOT crew shares what it was like being caught in an avalanche

A Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) crew shared their experience of being caught in an avalanche while working on the road. Jake Brown, a roadway operations manager for UDOT, was driving heavy equipment to clear deep snow off S.R. 190 near an area known as "Seven Turns" around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday. “All of a sudden, my windshield just filled up with snow and then next thing I know, my truck was hit,” Brown said. More ...

January 28, 2021 - ‘Miracle’ escape for man trapped in Alps avalanche

A man out walking with his family in the French Alps has made a miraculous escape from an avalanche after spending more than two and a half hours trapped under snow. The 50-year-old father was snowshoeing near the high-altitude Val d’Isere ski resort with his wife and two children without avalanche safety equipment. “Thanks to the mobilisation of nearly 100 people... the man was found alive after two hours and 40 minutes of searching,” the police for the local Savoie region announced. More ...

December 16, 2020 - ARVA Releases The Reactor Vest 15

ARVA announces the launch of the Reactor Vest, now available. The 15L Reactor Airbag Vest was designed with input from Ski Patrollers, Snowmobilers, and Snowboarders to cover optimal storage needs and safely moving through the mountains in a variety of backcountry terrain. The 15L vest has ample storage because of the small and ideally located airbag system, and the front pockets are perfect for quick access to rescue or any essential tools or gear. The storage and balance allow for convenience and level of safety. More ...

March 2, 2017 - New Avalanche and Snow Burial Practice Guidelines

With the growing popularity of backcountry snow activities, it is increasingly important to understand the best techniques for avalanche rescue. The Wilderness Medical Society has issued new practice guidelines to help medical professionals, as well as the public, understand the latest techniques and recommendations for avalanche risk management and rescue protocols. More ...

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