Getting stuck in an avalanche seems like a real bummer. You know, which the whole being crushed and suffocated by thousands of pounds of snow. Seems like a really weak way to go out. That's why the unfortunately-named Life Bag is a must for any backcountry skiers who are at risk for ending up in a snow coffin.
The Life Bag is an airbag for winter sports enthusiasts. If you are out on your skis and you happen to notice that a huge wall of snow is coming at you, pull the rip cord and get a big poofy airbag inflated around your head. It should be enough to keep your head out of and above the snow, keeping you alive for another day of winter wonderland enjoyment.