Snowmobiling

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

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    The evolution of avalanche gear has necessitated many changes in gear placement when snowmobiling. With the advent of protective airbag vests, a tunnel bag is now a must-have. But what snowmobile gear do you put in each one? If you’re looking to be more nimble on your sled, let your machine carry the weight instead of your back. But don’t compromise safety. A protective airbag vest and tunnel bag are the ideal combo.

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  • Snow safety product expert Steve Christie interview on backcountry preparedness

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    BCA snow safety product expert Steve Christie was recently interviewed at Backcountry Access’s Seattle showroom by Glenn Farley of NBC affiliate KING 5 news. As a science and technology reporter, Glenn Farley has written extensively on disaster preparedness, be it from earthquake and tsunami risks, to volcano or wild fire danger. In this video, Glenn interviewed Steve to discuss avalanche avoidance, snow and skiing safety.

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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: Hell No! Sidehilling on our Snow Bikes in McCall, ID

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    After being involved in two avalanches 10 years ago, Brandy Floyd started adjusting her need for a certain level of adrenaline with her and her friends’ need to stay alive. In this #unepicadventures story, Brandy recounts riding her new Timbersled Mountainhorse and why she deviated from some sketchy side hill terrain.

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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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  • Uniting Cultures: Catching up with Backcountry United

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    Backcountry United is a new lifestyle brand and social influencer campaign which works to bring backcountry communities together. Human-powered, Motorized, Skiers, Snowboarders, Snowmobilers, Snowshoers, Ski-Tourers, XC Skiers.

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  • BCA Presents the Backcountry Basics Educational Videos Series

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    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.

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  • #unepicadventures: Two Dudes, Two Sleds and some Classic Heuristic Traps on Togwotee Pass

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    #unepicadventures: The day had started so simply, two dudes on two sleds out on an exploratory mission into the Tetons, scouting potential ski lines and routes for summer fun as well. Two experienced wilderness professionals find themselves at the nexus of some classic heuristic traps on Togwotee Pass in Jackson, WY.

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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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