Avalanche Probes

Avalanche probes are one of the three key components of the avalanche or avalanche trio, alongside the avalanche transceiver and shovel. They are crucial for quickly locating those buried in an avalanche. An avalanche probe is a telescopic pole extended to search for buried persons under the snow and used for piercing through the snow. The right choice is important based on length, material, handle, and visual indicators. Read more

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Avalanche Probes

Avalanche probes are one of the three key components of the avalanche or avalanche trio, alongside the avalanche transceiver and shovel. These long, lightweight, and durable tools are designed for quick searching and precise determination of the location of persons buried under snow after an avalanche. An avalanche probe is a telescopic pole extended when searching for buried persons under the snow and used for piercing through the snow. This physically checks for the presence of a person beneath the surface.

In situations where every second counts, avalanche probes enable the rapid location of the buried, significantly shortening the search time and increasing the chances of survival.

What to Consider When Buying

When choosing an avalanche probe, it is important to consider:

Length: Standard lengths range from 240 to 320 cm; choose a length based on the usual snow depth in the areas where you will be skiing.

Material: Lightweight aluminum or carbon are the most common materials, providing strength and low weight.

Locking System: A reliable locking system is crucial for quick and safe probe assembly.

Handle: An ergonomically designed handle allows for better grip and easier handling, even with gloves.

Visual Indicators: Measurement markings on the probe help in assessing the depth of burial.

Some modern probes include innovative features such as quick-release mechanisms and a system for easy folding, allowing for faster preparation and use.

Brands

In our offer, you will find products from reputable manufacturers such as BCA, Salewa, Black Diamond, and Pieps, synonymous with quality and reliability in avalanche equipment.

Ski Equipment Rental

If you're unsure which equipment is right, use our ski equipment rental service. It allows you to test different ski binding models before making a purchase, ensuring that you have the best skiing experience on the slopes