Avalanche airbag sales on the rise

After a deadly avalanche in Washington, sales of airbag backpacks are going up

Updated: October 8, 2012, 2:50 PM ET
By Jeremy Benson | ESPN.com

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In the week and a half following the highly-publicized Feb. 19 avalanche that killed three skiers in the backcountry near Stevens Pass, Wash., sales of avalanche airbags have spiked.

Pro skier Elyse Saugstad was among the four people swept up in the avalanche -- which tragically took the lives of Stevens Pass marketing director Chris Rudolph, Freeskiing World ...

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