Snowmobiling

  • Summerization for Sledheads: 4 Easy Steps to Summerizing Your Snowmobile Gear

    Summers are short in the Rockies, so we make the best of them. So take the time this summer to summerize your sled and avalanche gear with these 4 easy steps from Mike Duffy of Avalanche1. And you will be ready to ride once the snow flies next season.

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  • Snowmobiler Saved by Avalanche Airbag–After Nearly Leaving it Behind

    Have you ever been tempted to leave your airbag behind? Or even your beacon, shovel, and probe because you weren’t concerned about the hazard? This one ought to scare you straight. Joe’s avalanche survival story.

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  • How I Use My BCA MtnPro Gear Year-Round

    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.

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  • Throttling Down at Togwotee Pass: A Snowmobile Guide’s Decisions on a ‘High’ Avalanche Danger Day

    Being a good backcountry mountain snowmobiler means, among other things, that even though you’ve come all this way and spent all this time and money, and have all this gear; you have to be able to say no sometimes. A un-epic day when you and your riding buddies made the decision to turn around and not go there, is just as badass as any sick climb or epic line you do on the other days.

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  • #unepicadventures: Hill Banging in the Kootenays

    The best part of BCA crew’s Nelson pilgrimage video? They got to combine snowmobiling and skiing, and a little skijoring, on their Kootenays’ backcountry trip.

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  • #unepicadventures: Sled chatter with the Minot boys, in honor of Snowmobiling Safety Week

    In honor of International Snowmobiling Safety Week, January 21-29, 2017, Backcountry Access is sharing some Facebook chatter between a group of Minot, ND friends, who regularly hit the road for some snowmobiling and snowbiking #unepicadventures – properly stoked with BCA MtnPro protective gear, of course.

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  • Backpack or tunnel bag? Proper snowmobile gear placement for mountain riding

    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.

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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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  • Ride Rasmussen Style expands in Europe with Wille Rajala

    Ride Rasmussen Style, the Idaho- based snowmobile riding school has expanded into Europe with a new base in the Arctic Circle Finland headed up by Wille Rajala. Launching its European operations in January 2016, legendary snowmobile racer and innovator Bret Rasmussen is thrilled to be working with Wille to start the new era for his beloved riding clinics.

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