Learn Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Access (BCA) is North America’s leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, shovels, probes, and BC Link radios. BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. That’s why BCA supports avalanche education programs and forecast centers--and why the company backs up all its products with consumer education and knowledgeable customer service.

  • Avalanche Airbag 101 (Handout)

    How to Set Up, Maintain and Practice with an Avalanche Airbag

    An avalanche airbag can help save your life by keeping you on the surface of the avalanche debris so you do not get buried. Research shows that avalanche airbags significantly improve the chances of surviving an avalanche than without one.

    Just pull the trigger and the airbag inflates from a compartment inside of the backpack. As with all life saving devices, proper set up, maintenance and practice are crucial to ensuring optimum performance.

    Download Avalanche Airbag 101 Handout.

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