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Old 01-23-2009   #1
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Larger than normal avalanche shovel

I bought an Ice Box igloo maker last year and got to a point where we could build an igloo in about 2 to 3 hours, but only by bringing a huge snow shovel. So, my question is does any one have any recommendations for a avalanche shovel that is significantly larger than average?

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Old 01-23-2009   #2
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This is the biggest true breakdown shovel I could find a couple years ago. Its definitely larger than most, and much bigger than my pack shovel, I keep it in my truck and also use it for snowmobiling. I like the D ring grip and the fact it is metal not plastic:

Voile Telepro T6 Snow Shovel at
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Old 01-23-2009   #3
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Here is another bigger shovel, from Life Link. I've got an older version of this one & like the longer extension.

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Old 01-23-2009   #4
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Volie Telepro

Hey Dave,
The volie Tpro is what i have in my pack. It is larger than all the other shovels people i ski with have. We are going to hit up berthoud in the morning if you are interested. It was dumping in Fraser when I left. Give me a call will be touring next weekend just not sure where. My new number is 970-509-0587
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BCA Chugach is about the biggest you can get
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Old 01-23-2009   #6
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I think I have that same igloo set up. So I know the problem of having to move a ton of snow to get one done! What I do is I have a bca that will fit in my pack and I carry/rig another grain shovel a #10 or #12... You can get them at most hardware stores. We take everything in on selds so size is not that much of a problem.

Plastic only lasts me a year - the metal ones seem to last a bit longer.
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