If Mother Nature decides to show you who wears the salopettes while you're grabbing some off-piste action, there really isn’t very much you can do to change her mind. Gravity might be your best friend when you’re going downhill like a bat out of hell, but you still won’t outrun an avalanche.

Despite the best predictive efforts of man, the biggest danger to the more adventurous skiers is still avalanches - the sudden, unpredictable walls of falling snow that claim the lives of hundreds of people every year.

For many, the thrills outweigh the risks, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take every precaution.

For more than 30 years, one company has been doing all it can to give skiers a chance in the face of the unthinkable. Recco is the name in post-avalanche detection and rescue technology. Their kit can throw you a lifeline in the precious minutes you’ll have if you’re caught in an avalanche.

Their tech is used by more than 600 rescue organisations all over the world, so if you stick one of their sensors in your kit and the worst does happen, you’ll at least have the best chance of being dug out to tell the tale.

See all their latest innovations at www.recco.com.

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