Snowmobile Gear

  • #unepicadventures: Sled chatter with the Minot boys, in honor of Snowmobiling Safety Week

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    In honor of International Snowmobiling Safety Week, January 21-29, 2017, Backcountry Access is sharing some Facebook chatter between a group of Minot, ND friends, who regularly hit the road for some snowmobiling and snowbiking #unepicadventures – properly stoked with BCA MtnPro protective gear, of course.

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  • Backpack or tunnel bag? Proper snowmobile gear placement for mountain riding

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    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.

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  • Ride Rasmussen Style expands in Europe with Wille Rajala

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    Ride Rasmussen Style, the Idaho- based snowmobile riding school has expanded into Europe with a new base in the Arctic Circle Finland headed up by Wille Rajala. Launching its European operations in January 2016, legendary snowmobile racer and innovator Bret Rasmussen is thrilled to be working with Wille to start the new era for his beloved riding clinics.

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  • #unepicadventures: Sledding Deep in the Cariboo Backcountry

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    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.

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  • How I Use My BCA MtnPro Gear Year-Round

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    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

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    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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  • How to Prep your Avalanche Gear for Summer

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    By Mike Duffy Last winter was awesome, but it’s definitely over. In Colorado, our short season is summer. We all suffer through it. But when winter comes back, we want to be ready to spring to action. When I prep my avalanche gear for summer and put it away, I make sure it is set […]

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  • Float 8 Airbag Saves Alaska Snowmachiner

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    These are the kinds of stories that make our jobs at BCA so rewarding. The news came from the Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center with a report of a “near miss avalanche near Cantwell yesterday.” A snowmachiner had been caught in a large avalanche near the top of the slope. He was […]

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  • BCA Float MtnPro Vest: Avalanche Protection with Mobility

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    The Float MtnPro Vest is a piece of avalanche safety equipment that you can wear without having it interfere with your normal movement. It is light; it is comfortable. And it’s not intrusive. Yet, if you find yourself caught in a situation where the mountain starts moving, you know you have a fighting chance of getting out of that predicament alive. Product review by Steve Janes, Editor, SnoWest Snowmobile Magazine.

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