Rowdy airbag save caught on film.

A videographer at an unsanctioned snowboard freeride event captured some provocative footage last weekend of an avalanche airbag in action:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, a one-minute video is worth nearly 250,000 views on Youtube. At an unsanctioned snowboard freeride contest in Colorado, competitor Meesh Hytner, was captured in a class 3 avalanche. She deployed her Backcoutnry Access (BCA) Float 30 avalanche airbag and remained on the surface for the duration of the slide, escaping with no injuries.

Videographer Tyler Malay was filming at the grassroots event, called the Coloradikal Backyard BBQ, and captured the entire incident. The resulting Youtube video has gone viral, gathering nearly 250,000 views as of Friday (Feb. 3).

BCA’s Float airbags have been available in North America for three years, but only recently have been approved for sale in Europe. The company introduced two new models at ISPO earlier this week: the Float 22 and the Float 32. For more info, see .

Posted by Edge on Friday, 03 February, 2012 at 04:55 AM


Posted by  on  Sunday, 05 February, 2012  at 01:16 PM

At the 25 sec mark you can see what appears to be the remains of a fresh slide on the same slope. Makes you wonder if they should have been there.

Posted by david000 on  Tuesday, 21 February, 2012  at 04:20 PM

Great footage to be able to see the avalanche airbag in action

Posted by  on  Wednesday, 07 March, 2012  at 08:13 PM
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