because the perfect ski day ends with you coming home

Nothing beats a day out in the snow, exploring the backcountry, coming home to nature.

Skinning up that mountain, finding that perfect line, leaving the perfect trace: that feeling of adventure and freedom is what drives us to the outdoors.

And if we want to keep exploring, we need to make sure we keep coming home.

 
 

On a day out in the snow, avalanches are typically our biggest concern, and rightfully so. Slab avalanches represent 90% of all fatal avalanches and are typically triggered by the skiers themselves.

A slab avalanche is a plate of snow that slides on top of the snowpack, triggered by a ‘weak layer’ below. The weight of a skier can be enough to fracture a weak layer, and if the slope angle is right, this can trigger an avalanche.

The good news is that we have developed a device capable of detecting weak snow layers and helping backcountry skiers stay safe.

 

introducing

 
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sknow is a revolutionary technology that reads the snow layers directly under your ski, in real-time, giving you have the freedom and confidence to explore the backcountry with peace of mind.

 
 

empowered freedom

Going out in nature always feels like coming home. What we’re all after when we go backcountry skiing is the feeling of freedom. Chose a mountain, pick a face, make your trace. Make the best of that day out.

Feeling free in the mountains is such a powerful sensation. Yet when we’re in the backcountry, that feeling is always a bit overshadowed by one major risk: avalanches. With sknow, we’re giving you the freedom and confidence to explore with peace of mind.

 
 

second intuition 

 
 

sknow is the perfect partner for decision-making when you are skiing in avalanche terrain.

The light and removable device attaches to your ski and detects avalanche-prone weak snow layers under your feet. sknow also measures the slope angle, another critical factor in avalanche risk.

By combining the data, the device indicates the risk level where you are via a color-coded LED light that can be seen in the toughest conditions.

 
 

shared knowledge 

 
 

Of course you would like to plan safer ski trips, and that is why we are creating the snow platform. During each of your trips, sknow gathers data about the conditions and uploads it to the sknow platform. By sharing your data you are contributing to increased avalanche risk awareness for the whole community. This way you are better informed to plan your next adventure!

 

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