Originally Posted by Jon312K
What would you need a shovel for? And what does a avalanche beacon do? Do avalanches happen a lot there. How would you use a shovel to dig yourself out?
You need a shovel to dig your partner out. You should not ride bc without one - a partner or a shovel.
Beacons show your partner where you are buried.
This has been one of the worst avalanche seasons on record for all of north America.
You wouldn't. You would die.