April 22, 2018
Allison Miles, Director Central Oregon Avalanche Association, recently wrote an excellent gear review of the BCA Snow Study Kit for our pro purchase partner Outdoor Prolink. Read it here.
BCA ambassador Larry Goldie shares his italian immersion experience ski touring in Italy’s Ortler Alps, aka, the other Haute Route.
By Wool E. Critter, BCA ambassador BCA has been studying “snowraking” at their Backcountry Access Research and Development Lab and has found two things. First, lots of sheep ranchers in New Zealand like to shred pow, and second, these sheepherders need airbags to keep them safe when snowraking in avalanche terrain. In New Zealand, when […]
Auto-revert mode on your avalanche tranceiver is important for rescuers in areas where there is danger of secondary avalanches from “hangfire” and cornices above debris.
Backcountry Access (BCA) is hosting a day of Operational Avalanche Search and Rescue (AvSAR) training with the support of Fortress Mountain / KPOW Cat Skiing in the Kananaskis, Alberta on Tuesday March 27, 2018. Contact Jordy Shepard to enroll and confirm attendance.
The BACKCOUNTRY BBQ encourages and awards safe protocol in avalanche terrain by combining a beacon search competition with a big mountain, rider-judged snowboarding competition. The winter 2018 event was located on the Kitchen Wall at Loveland Pass, CO.
BCA partner Powderbird Heliskiing in Utah has a team that has the knowledge and the skill set to make our anyone’s powder dreams a reality, including BCA ambassador and local “Ned” prodigy, Logan Cookler.
Stephanie Santeford @savvystefi has enjoyed snowmobiling since she was a child. After a terrifying and almost tragic riding accident descending Mt Baker, she made an incredible recovery. Since her accident, she has become an even more avid rider and a tremendous advocate for backcountry safety and education. Her mission and passion for snowmobile safety have […]
Heading into snow-covered mountain terrain always comes with a risk, but an area snowmobile club has now made popular trails in Skagit and Whatcom counties a bit safer. Using a $10,000 grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation, Northwest Glacier Cruisers purchased four solar-powered beacon checker stations where snowmobilers can confirm that their beacons are working properly.