Mother nature is an unpredictable beast. If unfortunately you are caught in a mountain avalanche, a rescue probe is an essential part of snowboard safety equipment that you should have as part of your avalanche rescue pack (transceiver, shovel, probe). Avalanche probes come in different lengths and weights and are made of an aluminium or carbon tube linked by a cord. The Board Basement stocks probes from K2 Snowboards that indicate snow depth, penetrate dense snow, access snowpack and fold up compactly. Safety should be number one priority off-piste, and also scoring some fresh lines in the powder!