'Inflatable backpacks' next big thing in avalanche survival

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Gear helps skiers survive avalanches
"The nice thing about having these inflatable backpacks, it gives you more buoyancy and allows you to float to the top and get out of the fray so you're on top of the slide," said Svein Berg at Berg's Ski Shop. Berg said the airbags were designed about 10 years ago in Switzerland. They are relatively new in the United States.