March 16, 2017
The best part of BCA crew’s Nelson pilgrimage video? They got to combine snowmobiling and skiing, and a little skijoring, on their Kootenays’ backcountry trip.
With the advent of protective airbag vests, a tunnel bag is now a must-have. But what gear do you put in each one? If you’re looking to be more nimble, let your machine carry the weight instead of your back. But always carry an extra shovel on your sled, so you don’t have to remove your airbag to dig out your sled. BCA sled ambassador Mike Duffy reports.
Are you flying to an exotic place to chase powder this season, but are worried about bringing your Float air cylinder? Do what BCA, Teton Gravity Research, and other world travelers do and pick up a Benjamin High Pressure Pump.
Sledding and ski touring are two very similar ways to enjoy the Cariboo backcountry with one major difference; the terrain that we’re able to cover in a single day on a snowmobile is far greater. When covering such large distances—and reaching such remote terrain by sled—it’s even more important not to make mistakes.
BCA has just released a new series of five educational videos titled, “BCA Backcountry Basics: Get the Goods without Getting Buried.” The goal is to get new backcountry riders stoked on snow safety–and enrolled in avalanche courses.