Backcountry series: History of the avalanche beacon

Backcountry series: History of the avalanche beacon
Local News

By Edward Stoner

The following is part of a series of articles compiled by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame that will take a closer look at the sport of alpine ski touring. The museum is located atop the Vail Village Parking Structure and features a treasure trove of ski history and heritage.Wearing an avalanche beacon in the backcountry, just like buckling a seatbelt in a car, is a matter of common sense. But, while neither will stop an avalanche or an auto accident from occurring, they will greatly increase your chances of survival and well-being if such an …

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