I recently bought a fleet of these for myself and my family. We ski at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. We ski primarily in-bounds and an occassional lap in Rock Springs (slackcountry just out of the JH gates). Over the past several years there have been a number of in-bounds avalanches throughout the western US. It is peace of mind knowing that my family will be wearing a beacon. It is lightweight, small and affordable. It is the right tool for this job. It's not the beacon for everyone, but for our family it was the ticket.