It won’t be the easiest task to find these in the stores or even online anymore because they are currently sold out in most locations (you can still find them if you call around or search online). This is another shovel I saw in action on Snoqualmie Pass. Its rare L-grip makes it stand out in a crowd and also makes it very easy to shovel with. I really enjoyed the feel of the non-slip L-grip, it is easy to hold onto and get some good energy behind your shovel strokes. The Ortovox Pro is lightweight and not too big, just overall the right combination of size and functionality. The blade is supposed to be unbreakable, which of course is a positive thing, and can be turned into a small rescue sled if needed. The blade edge is quite narrow and can easily slice through ice and crud. You also get a life-time warranty on the shovel blade.