Learn Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Access (BCA) is North America’s leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, shovels, probes, and BC Link radios. BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. That’s why BCA supports avalanche education programs and forecast centers--and why the company backs up all its products with consumer education and knowledgeable customer service.

  • Avalanche Shoveling 101 (Video)

    Updated for the 2019/20 season! Shoveling is the most time-consuming phase of an avalanche rescue. Our Avalanche Shoveling 101 video takes you through some basic shoveling techniques using 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 shovelers.

    This is not a substitute for an avalanche class. Get educated before heading into the winter backcountry. Watch BCA’s Avalanche  101 video and find an avalanche course here.

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