Soon the time will come. The first snow will fall and cover the mountains white. Then, at the latest, it's time to grab your skis or board and make sure that your gear is ready for the season.
It's good to have your equipment on hand and not have to think about whether everything is working properly. This applies to all ski and touring equipment and now is just an ideal time to check all your equipment.
Whether the skins are still sticky, the edges are rust-free, and the base is prepared is just as relevant for the first trip into the winter terrain as having your ski socks ready to hand. It is also important to always have your emergency equipment with you, fully functional and well maintained.
1. avalanche transceiver (LVS)
When closing the battery compartment, check it and all other mechanical or moving parts of the beacon and the carrying system for cracks or other damage.
Check all the avalanche beacon’s functions with the support of the Pieps app. (SEND > SELF-CHECK > SEARCH > SEND > OFF) and familiarize yourself with the menu items and its operation.
2. Avalanche probe
4. Avalanche Backpacks
Depending on the avalanche airbag system, this may take more or less effort. The electronic systems with a fan – such as the PIEPS JETFORCE – have a big advantage, because no cartridge is used and therefore must not be replaced.
At the end of the summer, the battery of the JETFORCE should be re-charged via the cable in the shoulder strap and you can now use this time to refamiliarize yourself with the correct operation with the help of the instruction manual. Then put on the backpack, go through all the steps, just like you would on the mountain and deploy the airbag to ensure it is functioning. The pack it back up ready and you are ready to go!