June 27, 2017
Ski removal/tire swap, check. Track & tunnel removal, check. Reinstalling rear wheel for summer riding, check. Moto Evolution’s Jason Burandt walks us through each step to converting your snowbike with a Moto-Trax kit.
We’ve updated all our refill and exchange center listings in North America, Europe, and Japan. Check them out before traveling abroad this spring. If you’re heading to Chamonix, get your refill at Legend’Chx.
If it were my choice, I would be using my BCA MtnPro gear year round after a two-week summer break. I would be off to the southern hemisphere to enjoy winter sledding in the Andes. In reality, that’s not quite happening yet. I do use the following BCA gear in the summer and fall: BC Link radios, Stash packs, MtnPro protective vest and MtnPro shin guards. Here’s where I use them.
Ideal for ski mountaineering, the BCA Shaxe saves weight and space in your pack by eliminating the redundant shaft when carrying a separate ice axe. Watch video and read gear reviews to find out why the Shaxe avalanche shovel/ice axe is the ideal tool for both climbing guides and recreationists.
BCA’s Bruce Edgerly met with Jens Nyström at ISPO Munich 2017 to show why the new 17/18 BCA Float Speed avalanche airbags are the best choice for ski mountaineers and backcountry freestyle athletes.
Backcountry Access will be exhibiting its 17/18 season product line of avalanche and snow safety gear at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 9-12, 2017 in Salt Lake City, the Snow Industries Association Snow Show, January 25-31 in Denver, and IPSO Munich, February 5-8, 2017 in Munich.
With the advent of protective airbag vests, a tunnel bag is now a must-have. But what gear do you put in each one? If you’re looking to be more nimble, let your machine carry the weight instead of your back. But always carry an extra shovel on your sled, so you don’t have to remove your airbag to dig out your sled. BCA sled ambassador Mike Duffy reports.