Staying Safe in Snow (image) Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Caption Two airbags stowed in a backpack give a skier good buoyancy and help protect them in the event of an avalanche. Credit ABS-Aschauer Usage Restrictions The picture may be used for editorial purposes only. It is protected by copyright. The use is free of charge if the reference is mentioned. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.