Avalanche Beacons

  • The low-down on beacons: Check out our new transceiver training videos

    Traveling in the backcountry with an avalanche transceiver is recommended, but an avalanche transceiver will only help you and your group if you all know how to use them. BCA’s ‘Introduction to Avalanche Transceiver for Skiers and Snowboarder’ video will teach everything you need to know about getting started with your transceiver.

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  • Tracker Throwback: Powder Magazine Editor Rescues Partner in Japan “Pow Frenzy”

    The Naeba resort had received over three feet of new snow. It was a powder frenzy, stoked on adrenaline and the buzz of skiing untracked every run. Then, in the late afternoon, the group decided to ski a slightly different aspect — and triggered a loose snow avalanche leading to a full burial and avalanche rescue. They were only the second group to report a Tracker DTS save back in 2001, and their story is relevant today.

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  • Avalanche Beacon Training Park Opens at Rocky Mountain National Park

    BCA’s newest avalanche beacon training park was featured on 9News “NEXT WITH KYLE CLARK, KUSA”. Watch the broadcast and read the story here!

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  • BCA’s Most Viral Backcountry Ski & Sled Posts of 2016

    The Backcountry Access community shared reactions and comments in record numbers in 2016. Here is a review of the top organic viral Backcountry Access Facebook posts for 2016 – from serious to lighthearted.

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  • Snow safety product expert Steve Christie interview on backcountry preparedness

    BCA snow safety product expert Steve Christie was recently interviewed at Backcountry Access’s Seattle showroom by Glenn Farley of NBC affiliate KING 5 news. As a science and technology reporter, Glenn Farley has written extensively on disaster preparedness, be it from earthquake and tsunami risks, to volcano or wild fire danger. In this video, Glenn interviewed Steve to discuss avalanche avoidance, snow and skiing safety.

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  • How to Prep your Avalanche Gear for Summer

    By Mike Duffy Last winter was awesome, but it’s definitely over. In Colorado, our short season is summer. We all suffer through it. But when winter comes back, we want to be ready to spring to action. When I prep my avalanche gear for summer and put it away, I make sure it is set […]

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  • Electronic Noise and What it Means for Your Avalanche Transceiver

    If you don’t recognize the phrase “electronic noise,” it’s time to get acquainted. This two-word phrase has a big impact on the performance and accuracy of your avalanche transceiver, the one piece of equipment that absolutely cannot go bad when you or your backcountry partner gets buried.

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  • Good Practice: Beacon Training Parks

    If you live or play in the mountains, there’s a good chance there is a BCA Wireless Beacon Training Park near you, allowing you to practice multiple search scenarios at your convenience. Read more to find your nearest BCA Beacon Training Park.

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  • New Tracker3 Software: Easier to Use, Diagnostics Self-Testing, and No More “Super Mario”

    The new software version not only improves T3 performance, but enables you to test the performance of your T3 using a personal computer (and update the default audio).

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