[quote=Cirquerider;1024735]The idea of everyone on the mountain carrying beacons is not something we should be encouraging. The risk is incredibly small for most skiers, because they don't ski in the terrain and conditions that is likely to pose a risk. A beacon is not going to save your life by itself. Even in backcountry, a beacon is the last resort when everything else you should have done, failed. Its useless without a partner who knows how to conduct a search and who can probe and dig you out. If everyone is wearing beacons and has little or no idea what they are doing, the false positives from all these beacons is going to inhibit rescue searchers as all the bystanders will be emitting signals.
I thought that everyone else was supposed to switch from broadcast to receive mode when one or more people were buried?
And then the only ones who were still broadcasting would be the ones who were buried, or disabled?
I'll ski out of bounds at Hunter when they invent Leaf Root and Rock skis, for skiing on bare forest floors...