BCA Today

  • CSAW Presentation: Telluride Takes Backcountry Radio Program to the Next Level

    The common use of two-way radio channels enables people not only to communicate clearly with those in their group but also to coordinate with other backcountry groups to make sure they’re not endangering each other. Heli guide and former avalanche forecaster Matt Steen described the use of common radio channels in the Telluride “sidecountry” at the 2017 Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop (CSAW).

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  • Snowmobilers: The 2017 Free BRP Avalanche Skills Class Schedule is Here

    BRP, BCA and Backcountry Ascender have teamed up to offer snowmobilers free avalanche education by sponsoring nearly 60 free seminars in 2017 throughout Canada and the United States. See the full schedule here and sign up today.

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  • 2017 U.S. Snow and Avalanche Workshops Schedule

    Mark your calendars and get educated at one of the U.S. regional snow and avalanche workshops. These pre-season gatherings of snow travelers are a great way to share knowledge, learn, laugh, and network. Meetings are intended for ski patrollers, avalanche forecasters, road maintenance personnel, ski guides, avalanche education instructors, snowmobile professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and applied researchers, and also open to anyone in the community. 

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  • High Gear: BCA Stash 20, 30, 40 Pack Review & Field Test

    BCA’s Stash series of backpacks ($144.95-$194.95) has been in his gear quiver for year. The sizing is key to the Stash series’ success: small days, small Stash 20 liter pack; medium days, medium Stash 30 liter pack; and large days, large Stash 40 liter pack. BCA ambassador Fritz Sperry reports.

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  • BCA’s Most Interesting Man: Pro Skier, Whale Researcher, Musician. Meet Adam Ü

    If you’ve ever picked up a ski magazine, you’ve probably seen a shot of Adam U. Adam U has made a skiing career for himself by shooting photos with some of the ski industry’s best photographers. But Adam’s passions go far beyond skiing. In the summer’s Adam works for NOAA, researching aquatic and marine life off the coasts of some of the worlds most exotic places. Currently, Adam is also working on his fourth solo album. We caught up with Adam over the phone, as he was sitting in Pearl Harbor, having just gotten off the first leg of his summer long research survey of the Hawaiian Island’s Ecosystem. Keep reading to meet one of BCA’s most interesting tele-shredders! 

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  • Summer Fun and Winter Stoke with BCA Pro-Skier Corey Seemann

    Born and raised in Vail, BCA pro athlete Corey Seemann is gaining a name for himself through his skiing exploits and contagious stoke. Corey checked in with BCA to talk about this past winter, and his summer jet boating, and waterskiing.

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  • How the Cascade Drift Skippers became the 2017 International Snowmobile Club of the Year

    The Cascade Drift Skippers is leading the way as a modern, safe snowmobile club with some incredible sleducation, community outreach, fundraising, and membership recruitment programs. If you are looking for new ideas for your club, read here to learn how the Cascade Drift Skippers became the 2017 International Snowmobile Club of the Year.

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  • Backcountry Ascender Performance Report: Sledding into the 17/18 Season

    In the Backcountry Ascender 16/17 season performance report, the program logged 9,830 users from 10 countries worldwide. For the upcoming 2017/18 winter snowmobile season, Backcountry Ascender plans to ramp up with snowmobile clubs, to expand usage and competitive interaction.

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  • #sendandreturn: BCA Rides Bariloche’s Biggest Powder Day of the Year

    Yesterday was one of the biggest powder days ever at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina. Check out Team BCA’s Bruce and Stu Edgerly photos and video as they #sendandreturn through primo snow conditions while out with BCA ambassador Miles Clark of Snowbrains.

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