A snow shovel in your pack has to be rugged and indestructible as you chip through that crusty layer when you are digging a pit to check the snow layers before you head out to the top of the ridge line in search of some fresh tracks. If you only think there is twelve inches of fresh up there but unaware of an icy layer below ready to start an avalanche. Make sure you dig your pit deep enough to show multiple layers before ascending. The shovels you purchase from us will be there for you. We carry models from Black Diamond, Voile, K2, and Brooks Range in blue, silver, brown, yellow, red, and green.