Sled skiers and snowboarders use the backcountry differently than typical riders and, in turn, need specialized education. Watch BCA's new avalanche education videos focusing on snowmobile-accessed backcountry riding.
Backcountry Access (BCA) is releasing two avalanche education videos this week focusing on snowmobile-accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Targeted at new users, the videos are well-timed with the explosion in popularity of snowmobiling and backcountry riding prompted by Covid-19.
The first video, “Getting the Goods Without Getting Buried” addresses terrain selection and group management.
The second video "Human Factors in the Backcountry" introduces snowmobilers to the important topic of the impact of human factors in backcountry decision-making.
The two videos are part of BCA’s Send and Return education series. The series features BCA athletes and ambassadors hitting rowdy terrain responsibly: planning and riding according to the avalanche conditions. The new videos feature BCA sled ambassadors Will Mook and Matt Schebaum of The Mountain Riding Lab and pro skier Sam Schwartz using sleds to access terrain in Wyoming’s Snake River Range. Cinematography and editing were performed by Justin Mayers of Westbank Media.
Click here to watch the entire BCA Send and Return: the safe shredding (and sledding) video series.