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.

  • Backcountry Basics Step 3: Get the Forecast (Video)

    BCA guide ambassador Lel Tone talks to you about how to get the weather and avalanche forecast from your local avalanche forecast center, how to interpret the avalanche danger scale and “avalanche problem” of the day, and how to plan your day accordingly. Filmed with support from AIARE and The Avalanche Project. Get the goods without getting buried!


    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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