November 12, 2018
Looking to plan a backcountry hut trip this winter? BCA guide ambassador Josh Kling has some tips for you here.
Unlike other freeride films, BCA’s new series shows the necessary avalanche safety and decision-making processes behind the making of big mountain movies.
BCA Chile is providing avalanche airbag cylinder refill services at three convenient locations in 2017. Email our BCA Chile distributor “Chile Chad” Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org with your info and arrival date and his team will be happy to give one of our BCA refill centers a heads-up on when they can expect your arrival for the service.
South America gets all the glory when it comes to summer skiing. And I don’t deny that the terrain in the southern part of the Americas is epic. But another destination you should consider is New Zealand. With abundant backcountry terrain, here are the best New Zealand ski fields to visit.
Here are our favourite places to shred the backcountry. Yes, some of them are pretty close, if not right off resorts, others are off the beaten path; all of them require some effort, some mountain knowledge and a little know-how to get to them. BCA ambassador Miles Clark reports.
The Andes run from Colombia all the way to Chile and the potential for skiing and riding is limitless. So book your tickets, pack your touring kit and go spend some time in South America this summer shredding the backcountry.
Prolific backcountry author and artist Fritz Sperry has published another guidebook, this one describing ski tours in Colorado’s Front Range, north of Interstate 70. We especially love the section on marijuana, where he suggests sativa over indica, to better achieve that “flow state.” Fritz provides lots of useful detail that’s sure to get you backcountry skiing more creative lines this season.
Are you flying to an exotic place to chase powder this season, but are worried about bringing your Float air cylinder? Do what BCA, Teton Gravity Research, and other world travelers do and pick up a Benjamin High Pressure Pump.
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.