Sknow technology: Åsnes + Think Outside
Because the perfect skiing 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.
Freedom and confidence in exploring the backcountry
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.
What we are after when we go backcountry skiing is the feeling of freedom. Chose a mountain, pick a face, make your trace. Yet that feeling is always a bit overshadowed by one major risk: avalanches.
Sknow gives you the information you need to make informed and empowered decisions. Less insecure, more responsible.