Europeans introduce avalanche air bags in Utah

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Europeans are bringing expertise on avalanche safety to Utah.

A Swiss engineer and leading avalanche-safety expert Manuel Genswein was at a Wasatch ski resort east of Salt Lake City this weekend to show off a device meant for surviving a deadly snow slide — a set of air bags designed into a backpack for floating atop avalanche debris. Skiers hit a rip cord to activate the air bags.

Full story: Europeans introduce avalanche air bags in Utah via San Francisco Chronicle