Climbing How to Build an Emergency Snow Shelter Share this Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Join Rock and Ice Magazine Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Join Rock and Ice Magazine Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Unlock this article and bundle up with Outside+ Already have an Outside Account? Sign in 40% Off Holiday Sale, Ends Nov. 28 $4.99 $2.99 / month* Get the one subscription to fuel all your adventures. Map your next adventure with our premium GPS apps: Gaia GPS Premium and Trailforks Pro. Read unlimited digital content from 15+ brands, including Outside Magazine, Triathlete, Ski, Trail Runner, and VeloNews. Watch 600+ hours of endurance challenges, cycling and skiing action, and travel documentaries. Learn from the pros with expert-led online courses. Join Outside+ *Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details AMGA/IFMGA licensed mountain guide Eric Whewell demonstrates how to measure, dig, and weatherproof an emergency snow shelter in the backcountry, using a tarp. Video by Brooks Range Mountaineering.