Episode 20 of the Tailgate Alaska In Short explores the most efficient way to use your avalanche probe, through the guidance of Instructor Ryan Murray.

Knowing how to use your probe efficiently to confirm the location of a buried victim could mean the difference between saving your buddy’s life, or not. Here are some useful pointers in the latest Tailgate Alaska episode.

This year marks the seventh Tailgate Alaska (which went down March 28- April 6, 2014). With 10 countries, six provinces and 15 states already representing, the event is the annual pilgrimage of dedicated recreational riders, professional athletes and the industry to ride the world’s best mountains and deepest snow on the planet.

Tailgate Alaska offers multiple on-site rescue teams and free daily snow science classes. This year Tailgate Alaska added nightly seminars given by industry veterans and snow safety experts, who shared their experience with participants of the event.

Tailgate Alaska has wrapped up now but for more information, check out www.tailgatealaska.com or contact rasmus@tailgatealaska.com