Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze
How much difference do avy beacons really make, anyway? Real avalanche safety is about training, research and careful decisions; the beacons are just a small part of that. Was it negligent? Most surely. Is it tragic? Of course. But to charge him with homicide seems like insult on top of injury. The man's wife just died.
Not to pick on you, but your logic is flawed most likely from zero experience. Having a beacon is first to find others in your party, who also needs to have beacons. Then, if you happen to be taken and buried by a slide, people will have a easier time finding you. Probe and shovel is a given as well.
Most resorts over there have no boundaries and with access in plain view and easy lift access, you cannot let your guard down. Bad decisions. I think they were in France, with laws against this type of irresponsible behavior. Swissland and Italy do not have these type of laws, you are on your own for the most part leaving resort limits.
No one is above the law of the mtns.