With all the big controversies from the X Games and sad stories about people being killed in avalanches in the US and Canada this season this video is a welcome arrival. Pro snowboarder Meesh Hytner is very glad that she had her Float 30 airbag with her the other day while riding in Colorado, it might have saved her life. I have never seen one of these bags is action, and I have always had my doubts about their effectiveness. As they say “The proof is in the pudding.” And this pudding seems to do a good job of keeping you on top.
This footage was taken Jan. 25, 2012, in the backcountry near Montezuma, Colorado. It features female pro snowboarder Meesh Hytner being caught in a sizeable (~class 3) avalanche and deploying her Float 30 avalanche airbag before taking a long ride.