Mammut Alugator Light Shovel
MammutAlugator Light Shovel

Light is right as long as it still gets the job done.

Mammut made the Alugator Light Shovel for backcountry skiers and snowboarders who want to shave every possible ounce from their kit without losing function. It’s nice to take a 21.2oz shovel into the hills, but you don’t want to give up your ability to save your friend. Aluminum construction helps you cut through tough avalanche debris when it really counts. Mammut also included an extendable handle to give you better leverage for digging test pits.

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super strong for the weight

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go-to shovel for spring skiing or if I'm going light. The extendable shaft makes it realistic to dig for a small shovel, and it's way stronger than any other light shovel I've ever seen. This is the only small shovel I would let my ski partner carry.