Charles Christolini wrote a review of Ortovox Professional Alu II Avalanche Shovel on November 21, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this to replace the shovel I gave to a stranded motorist after I couldn't pull them out of a snow bank.
This shovel is light and with the telescoping handle detaching it makes packing very easy.
The length is good for me at 5'9" and I don't feel like I'm shoveling snow with a sand castle shovel.