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Avalanche airbags

The high-tech life-savers are the next big thing for free-riders.

Avalanche airbags are selling well: more and more skiers go off-piste, and the inflatable airbags can save their lives in an avalanche. The Swiss sports and outdoor gear company Mammut has recently produced its own model. But the German inventor of this type of airbag is threatening to sue the Swiss for stealing his idea. (SF/

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