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 Shoveling 101 (Video)

    Shoveling is the most time consuming phase of an avalanche rescue. This video takes you through some basic shoveling techniques using 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 shovelers. Be sure to take an avalanche class before heading into the winter backcountry. For a list of courses near you visit, avalanche.org.


    Click here to download the video. Then select ‘download MP4 720 file format’ – select ‘save file’ in the pop up window to save to your Downloads folder.

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