Snap Evac™ -The Evacuation Sled
Backcountry skiers all carry a beacon, a probe and a shovel to find and dig someone out in the event of an avalanche. But not all injuries in the backcountry are avalanche-related.
The question is:
How are you or your loved one getting out?
If you have a lower extremity injury in the backcountry, you are not going to be able to posthole your way out.
The Snap Evac™ is an intuitive device that allows you to convert your AT Skis into an evacuation sled in minutes to evacuate yourself or assist someone else in getting out.
No pre-assembly required, no small parts to loose in the snow. Simply snap the Snap Evac™ into your existing AT 'pin-tech' bindings, and secure them with your Voile, or other straps, and you've created a sled.
At less than 9 ounces, and assembling in less than 2', the Snap Evac gives you options without compromising weight and space. Of all the essentials that you pack to get into the backcountry, getting out should be just as important.
Drew - Back Country Skier
This is one of those no-brainer, must have in my pack items.
Paul - SAR (Search and Rescue)
I don't know why everyone wouldn't have one. I'd carry this in addition to my professional rescue gear in the event of multiple casualties.
Shannon - Spouse of Back country skier
It makes me feel safer knowing my wife has has a way out to get herself out.
The Evolution of Snap Evac
Be the sled
On a heli-ski trip years ago, one of the guides asked the question: How are you getting out?
After listening to him talk about holes in our skis, and assembling small parts in the snow... There had to be a better way!
In 2017 we successfully tested our first AT version with back country skiers and guides, and the Snap Evac performed well above safety markers for stress/yield tests of up to 250lbs.
Integral to our design of the Snap Evac is its ability to act as the base structure for other transportation needs as well. Snap Evac is an essential tool that gives you options in the back country.
In 2018 our R+D team found that despite whatever rescue gear was currently being used, our device was light enough that was considered an essential time saving tool combined with other professional gear .
To save even more time and weight, we were asked to develop a pro model that would include a bivy wrap to protect against hypothermia.
We were approved for the Snap Evac™ Patent in 2019, and anxiously waiting for snow to put our R+D team to work on the Pro Version.