K2 make light weight yet sturdy avalanche shovels to dig people/ cars out of the snow! A shovel is a vital piece of avalanche safety equipment to take as part of your avalanche safety kit if you are snowboarding off piste. In the unfortunate event of an avalanche, a reliable shovel can be used to dig people out of the snow. K2 shovels are compact when packed down into your backpack and quick and easy to assemble. They also have easy to grip handles. The K2 Rescue Shovel Backside also doubles as an emergency sled.