BCA Today

  • #unepicadventures: Sun Valley Downhill Missions Aborted, Snowmobiling Instead!


    In our second installment of BCA’s blog series, “#unepicadventures,” Jon Miller recounts a day of snowmo-boarding around Ketchum, Idaho. This story illustrates how important it is to have a Plan B if avalanche conditions don’t quite line up. Jon is the director of Backcountry United, a manufacturer of snowmobile racks for carrying skis and snowboards—and a big advocate for multi-use access to public lands.

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  • How I Use My BCA MtnPro Gear Year-Round


    If it were my choice, I would be using my BCA MtnPro gear year round after a two-week summer break. I would be off to the southern hemisphere to enjoy winter sledding in the Andes. In reality, that’s not quite happening yet. I do use the following BCA gear in the summer and fall: BC Link radios, Stash packs, MtnPro protective vest and MtnPro shin guards. Here’s where I use them.

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  • Backcountry Ascender: a new avalanche education program for snowmobilers


    Backcountry Ascender is a free, fun and simple backcountry and avalanche education program for the snowmobiling community. Whether you are just starting out or a well-seasoned veteran of the mountains, you will learn new skills, gain a greater awareness, and track what skills your riding community has!

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  • BCA Stokes Hay Days with New Products, Free Airbag Refills


    What started out as a snowmobile grass drag event in 1966 has turned into a massive international sledhead gathering that features drag races, a swap meet, and a consumer show. Hay Days is largest sled event in North America. Visit BCA at booth #SCS5, on the edge of the swap meet and see our new 2016-17 backcountry gear.

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  • BC Link Radios on Mt. Logan: A report from Canada’s highest summit


    Beast. There is no other word for this mountain. At 5959m, Mt. Logan is Canada’s highest mountain, second only to Denali in North America. It’s hard to describe how one feels standing at the top of this mountain, other than short on oxygen. Then, something incredible happened…. the crackle of a voice on my BC Link radio.

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  • #unepicadventures: Got an Un-Epic Story to Tell?


    BCA wants to hear about your decision-making success stories. Send us a 300 to 500 word story and photos and you’ll qualify for two BC Link radios.

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  • #unepicadventures: Decision point on Mt. Arkansas


    In this first installment of BCA’s blog series, “#unepicadventures,” BCA athlete Stu Edgerly recounts a nice day of spring corn skiing on Colorado’s Mt. Arkansas—and a key decision made along the way. Decision point on Mt. Arkansas: Plan B yields primo late season corn. By Stuart Edgerly I’m pretty happy with a decision we made […]

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  • Backcountry Gear Review: New Stash Packs and Shaxe Tech Shovel/Ice Axe


    Alex Hunt shows off Backcountry Access’s new line of Stash backcountry packs, which features updated carry systems for ice axes and snowboards and a refined back panel access system. And he demonstrates how to convert the new Shaxe Tech avalanche shovel to an ice axe, by swapping out the shovel blade with its stainless steel ice axe head.

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  • ISSW Survey: Share Your Real-Life Avalanche Experiences


    BCA is collecting information about “real-life” avalanche experiences in which an injury was sustained and medical treatment/attention was required. We invite you to share your up close and in person experiences. Take survey here.

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