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Avalanche Snow Safety Equipment

New Zealand

The NZAS Avalanche / Backcountry Survival Shop has been established to provide clients with a selected range of Avalanche & Alpine Emergency Safety Products. Selected equipment include : Avalanche Transceivers, Snow Shovels, ABS Packs, Snow Probes & Snow Science ( Magnifers, Snow Crystal Cards, Thermometers, Snow Density Gauges ) and more.

Avalanche Transceivers - Digital


Flare Avalanche Beacon


The FLARE is a TRANSMIT ONLY device with an easily adjustable 3-point harness. Broadcasting on 457 kHz, Flare is compatible with all transceivers currently on the market and complies with all international market and legislative requirements designed for children and those requiring a transmitter only unit.
Transmission Range 44m (circular).
Total weight approx 115g.



The ZOOM+ combines the simplest handling with the latest technology and the most advanced design. Reduced to two functional buttons, the ZOOM+ concentrates on intuitive usability. The focus on the clearly designed LED-display is on the on / off switches and the switch between transmitting and searching. Distances, directional arrows and information about several avalanche victims guide you in the fastest way to the refined search area. Total weight approx 200g.



The 3+ is a three-antenna device with a special extra function to first enhance your own safety. The intelligent position recognition system analyses the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the optimal transmitting antenna. There is no longer any such thing as the 'worst position'. Total weight 210g.


ORTOVOX Avalanche Rescue Kit (Zoom)

The Ortovox Avalanche Rescue Kit combines a transceiver, probe and shovel in one set. Contains an Ortovox ZOOM avalanche transceiver, ALU 240 snow probe and a BADGER shovel.


ORTOVOX Avalanche Rescue Kit 3+

The Ortovox Avalanche Rescue Kit 3+ combines a transceiver, probe and shovel in one set. Contains an Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver, ALU 240 pfa snow probe and a BADGER shovel.

Ortovox S1 Plus

ORTOVOX S1 Plus (Updated Version)

The S1+ gives a clear overview of the burial situation. Being able to see your friends on the display helps to make the right decision. In the past you had to search – today it’s all about locating a victim quickly. Be the fastest with the Ortovox S1 Plus. Total weight 230g.

Less than 5 in Stock

PULSE Barryvox

A digital three-antenna avalanche transceiver reduced to the essential functions. The Barryvox scores well on simple navigation and clear instructions. With a large receiving bandwidth and an effective search strip width of 70 meters, it offers users a simple interface and intuitive operation. From an easy-to-read display shock-proof and break-proof housing and a revolutionarily simple visual interface.
Weight 210g.

Awaiting New Stock


The new Barryvox S avalanche transceiver combines a highly powerful search with intuitive handling to help you find buried subjects quickly, easily and reliably.

Analog search strip width: 100 m
Digital search strip width: 70 m
Sending frequency: 457 kHz

With a digital search strip width of 70 meters, the Barryvox® is one of the best devices in the world. Weight 210g

Attachment: includes highly functional Barryvox carrying system .

Out of Stock. Indent Orders.


Avalanche Air Pack


ABS Vario Avalanche Pack

ABS Vario : Avalanche Air Pack - includes Base Unit (steel activation unit, steel cartridge & back cover) Available with either Vario 8L, 18L, 24L, 32L or 45L zip on packs. Base unit in either S or L size.

The ABS® Vario line is the patented best-practice solution for the individual demands of freeriders, ski tourers and mountain guides. The twin system consists of a Vario Base Unit (optional with back protector) and the Vario Zip-ons with a packed volume between 8L, 18L, 24L, 32L and 45L. The Base Units encompasses the tried-and-tested TwinBag system. The different Zip-ons can be attached. Colours vary: Black/Orange, Lime/Green, Red/Orange, Blue/Orange, Green/Orange, Ocean Blue or Red/Grey (colours vary between the various sizes).

For optimum fit, the Vario Base Unit is available in two different back lengths: small & large. Size L is the appropriate choice for a back length of 46 cm or more (top of hip to top of shoulder).

Contact us for more information, shipping costs (within NZ) and available accessories.

Reduced Price $1,650.00

Comes with a 8L zip on Pack.

Shipping Costs Additional.


ABS Powder Line Pack

ABS Powder Line : Avalanche Air Pack - The lightest ABS® Base Unit is much in demand among freeriders and off-piste skiers. However, it can also immediately be combined with Powder Zip-ons from 8L, 15L & 26L (packing volume) and is therefore also suitable for shorter skiing trips. This season it has been completely redesigned. Because of its narrower back panel, ergonomically shaped shoulder straps and the tight neoprene hip strap, it also ensures a particularly good fit for women and youngsters. The Powder Base Unit comes with a 8L Powder Zip-on in ocean blue.

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Price on Request



ABS Replacement Activation Units - available:

  • Activation Unit Steel
  • Activation Unit Carbon
Contact us for more information, shipping costs (within NZ) and available accessories.



Snow Probes


ORTOVOX 240 Light pfa

The ideal compromise between weight and price. If the depth of burial is about 1m on average, the probe 240 has a sufficient length. The different-coloured segments made from aluminium indicate the depth. Stretched length 240cm. Closed length 40cm. Diameter 11mm. Weight 270g.


ORTOVOX 240 Carbon Superlight

Unbeatable 185g divided on 240 cm provide the necessary safety outside. For all those who watch for every gram this is the right probe, as it is extremely lightweight, flexible and unbreakable thanks to carbon and cord of KEVLAR®. Stretched length 240cm. Closed length 40cm. Diameter 10mm. Weight 185g.

Ortovox 320 pfa

ORTOVOX 320 pfa

The ideal compromise between length, weight and price. The 320 cm length is a standard measurement for avalanche probes. The differently coloured segments, made from aluminium, with exact markings of depth indicate the depth. Stretched length 320cm. Closed length 43.5cm. Diameter 13mm. Weight 400g.


ORTOVOX 320 Steel pfa

The probe of all rescue organizations. The 320+ Steel Pro pfa is near indestructible. The pfa quick-release tensioning system stretches the probe using a sturdy steel cable pull line within seconds; absolutely safe against moving elements. Stretched length 320cm. Closed length 43.5cm. Diameter 12mm. Weight 680g.



Snow Shovels


ORTOVOX Badger 2.5 Snow Shovel - Blue

The BADGER is a super lightweight aluminum shovel with an ergonomic, hybrid grip for maximum power transmission. Its sizable blade volume of 2.5 liters is backed up by robust design, pronounced center ridge and high side walls for full rigidity. Total length 70cm. Scoop 28(L)x21(W)x4(D)cm. Total weight 625g.


ORTOVOX Beast 2.3 Snow Shovel

Lightweight, compact and efficient: Weighing only 580 grams, our new BEAST is a lightweight, cleverly designed avalanche shovel that is perfect for beginners as well as for more demanding users. Thanks to its 83-centimeter working length and 2.3L scoop volume, the BEAST is the ideal size for efficient work after an avalanche. Total length 83cm. Shovel handle folded 42cm. Scoop 28(L)x21(W)x4(D)cm. Total weight 580g.


ORTOVOX Professional Alu lll Snow Shovel

The ORTOVOX Professional Alu III is extremely rugged, yet light. Groove-Shaped handle cross section. Telescoping handle. Non-Slip step grooves. Sharp, protected cutting edge. Pack-friendly design with integrated handle receiver in the blade. Rescue sled function. Rapid locking. 90° Clearing function. T-Grip Pro with flexible left and right-handed function. Total length 84cm. Shovel handle folded 44cm. Scoop 29(L)x22(W)x5(D)cm. Total weight 770g.


ORTOVOX Kodiak Snow Shovel

The ORTOVOX Kodiak is made of high performance, tempered aluminum which is both light and extremely stiff. The shovel has a telescopic design and is extremely resistant to breakage due to its oval shape. The unique design enables it to quickly transform into a hatchet with a D-handle. Total length 88cm. Shovel handle folded 47cm. Scoop 30(L)x23(W)x6(D)cm. Total weight 770g.

Out Of Stock.
Voile T6 Shovel

VOILE Telescopic Pro T6 Extreme Shovel - Orange

The Voile Telepro shovel is the choice of avalanche professionals, guides, patrollers and rescue teams. The telescoping shaft can be removed from the scoop. T6 heat treated extreme blade with deadman holes for use in rescue sled or as an emergency anchor. Total length 80-100cm. Scoop size 38(L)x25(W)cm. Total weight 850g.

Out of Stock


Snow Saw


Ortovox Snow Saw

ORTOVOX Snow Saw (excludes Handle)

The tool for all professionals and true outdoor fans! The Snowsaw is ideal for creating snow profiles or cutting snow blocks for the igloo.

The Snowsaw is compatible with all new Ortovox shovel shafts with an oval cross section ie: The Kodiak & Beast 2.5 Snow Shovel.

Weight: 220g. Blade length: 40 cm. Total length: 55 cm.

NOTE: Small blade sheath's for each side of the blades supplied.

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Avalanche Advisory Information

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