Tour Planning: BCA’s latest Prevention Series video

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by | 0 Comments

BCA has added a new avalanche educational video to our three-part “Prevention Series.” Our new snow safety video on tour planning is all about preparing in advance for a big day in the backcountry: 

  • Checking the avalanche forecast;
  • Discussing the plan with your group;
  • Planning your backcountry skiing or snowmobiling route according to the avalanche conditions.

We spent the day in Rocky Mountain National Park with AMGA “Guide of the Year” Joey Thompson and some BCA employees and friends.  It was a perfect day for tough backcountry decision making with high avalanche hazard, big winds, and complicated terrain choices.

You’ve probably already seen our “Companion Rescue Series” about avalanche rescue techniques including “Beacon Searching 101,” “Probing 101,” and “Shoveling 101.”  This year, we’re focusing on more proactive approaches to avalanche safety: How to prevent getting caught in avalanches in the first place!  Good planning and group communication are essential.

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See more of our snow safety videos and avalanche training resources on our Education Page.