Essential gear you need to stay safe in avalanche terrain
No one wants to be caught in an avalanche. The best backcountry skiing is often in avalanche terrain so anyone who ventures into the backcountry should be prepared for the worst.
The best way to stay safe is through proper avalanche training and smart decision making in avalanche terrain. However, in the unfortunate event you or your group is caught in an avalanche, having the proper tools and gear is essential (this could literally mean the difference between life and death in an avalanche situation).