Episode 19 of the Tailgate Alaska In Short explores the importance of using avalanche beacons through the guidance of Instructor Ryan Murray.

Knowing how to use your avalanche beacon correctly can mean the difference between saving your buddy's life, or not. Get some super 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