Don’t take your eyes off the victim – Watch where they end up and wait for the snow to stop before rushing in to help.
Watch for surface clues – If you aren’t exactly sure where they ended up, look for surface clues such as gloves or other gear that drifted towards the surface. They usually end up close to the victim.
Use probes and beacons - Pinpoint exact location with your gear so as not to dig in the wrong spot.
Dig – Once you’ve located the victim, dig like crazy. The highest rate of survival is within the first 15 minutes. Dig from below towards where you probed, not only will it be easier to get them out, but you’ll be able to get oxygen to them quicker.