Snow can jump up and bite you if you're not careful, but the Mammut Alugator Pro T Shovel can help you stay prepared to ward off snow covered ambushes. Made of rugged aluminum, the Alugator weighs in at a reasonably svelte 1. 75lb, but it still has the biggest blade in Mammut's shovel lineup, so it's prefect for those who frequently find themselves moving large amounts of snow. The T shaped handle provides a powerful and comfortable grip, while the telescoping handle allows you to pack the shovel away and dig efficiently. Mammut sharpened the blade so you can power through hard snow and cut out blocks more easily, and made digging good pits easier by giving the blade a straight backed design that helps you sculpt straight walls. Best of all, the Alugator can be easily switched between shovel and hoe mode, so you can move snow downhill quickly and easily if you find yourself on steep slopes.