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If you get caught in an avalanche, taking these steps may help you survive.

  • Try to stay on your snowmobile and ride to the side of the avalanche.
  • If you are wearing a pack, keep it on. It will help with flotation.
  • If you fall off your snowmobile:
    • Push yourself away from the machine so that it will not injure you.
    • Fight hard by “swimming” to stay on top of the snow.
    • Try to roll on your back so that you will be face up when you stop.
    • As the avalanche slows, thrust your arm straight up. Then expand your chest and use your arm to create airspace.
    • Stay calm, and try not to panic. This will help your oxygen last longer.