Just point out to them that one of the skiers killed in the Tunnel Creek avalanche was wearing an airbag and deployed it correctly. The trees shredded it. They may protect you from a burial, but trauma might still get you.
Are you sure about this? The NY Times article only says Elyse had an airbag, and she was the survivor, which she believes was due to the airbag keeping her up. The other three died from trauma/asphyxiation.