Backcountry Access Blog
What (and How) to Pack for the Backcountry
Posted on February 26th, 2015 by Liz Millikin | 0 Comments
When it comes to exploring the backcountry, the Float series from BCA literally has your back. These packs are equipped to carry all of your essential backcountry gear and are fitted with BCA’s Float Systems technology. While the best way to survive an avalanche is always learning to recognize and … Read more
How To Do Japan: The BCA Guide
Posted on February 19th, 2015 by Liz Millikin | 0 Comments
By Miles Clark
The entire ski industry descended upon Japan this year and they did it for good reason. Japan is the fabled land of snow that it’s made out to be. Cold Northwest winds blow off of Siberia, pick up moisture off the Sea of Japan, then dump that … Read more
Hedging Your Bets: How Effective Are Avalanche Airbags?
Posted on February 6th, 2015 by Rob Coppolillo | 3 Comments
There are people in the world who spend as much time thinking about skiing, riding, and sledding as they spend … actually skiing, riding, and sledding. Believe it or not, some of these people get paid to do it, too. Keep that in mind when you’re applying to grad school.… Read more
An Olympian in the Backcountry
Posted on February 6th, 2015 by Liz Millikin | 0 Comments
By Alex Deibold
I have been fortunate enough to spend almost my entire life on snow and within that time I have fostered an incredible respect for the Mountain.
By definition, a professional is “a person engaged in a specific activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a … Read more
The Multiple Burial Myth: “Boutique” Versus Reality
As winter deepens across North America and Europe and backcountry riders, sliders, and sledders are heading into the hills with new gear. Equipped with skis and snowboards, helmets and harnesses, boots and beacons, these folks are stoked to test out their holiday booty. So am I!
Perhaps no other piece of … Read more
An Ode to Sledding in the Backcountry
Posted on January 20th, 2015 by Mike Duffy | 3 Comments
There was an interesting post on a backcountry snowmobiling forum a few years back. It posed the question: “How many of you got a sled to access the backcountry for skiing and boarding and no longer do?”
The unofficial, unscientific tally was that 80% of the people responding to this … Read more
See How it Works – The BCA Tracker3 Avalanche Beacon Video
Posted on January 17th, 2015 by emilie | 0 Comments
Tracker3 is BCA’s newest avalanche transceiver. In this video, BCA’s Andy Wenberg and Bruce Edgerly point out the Tracker3’s key features, including our new Signal Suppression and Big Picture modes for multiple burials.
T3 is the thinnest, smallest multiple-antenna avalanche beacon available, with the same easy-to-use interface and real-time display … Read more
How John Hereford and the Tracker DTS Revolutionized the Backcountry
Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Rob Coppolillo | 1 Comment
“Avoiding an avalanche in the first place is the big thing,” says the soft-spoken gentleman on the end of the line.
Simple, sage advice, right? It sure is, but it carries even more weight coming from the inventor of the modern avalanche beacon, the Backcountry Access Tracker DTS. John Hereford, … Read more
Close Call in the Indian Peaks
Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by Liz Millikin | 0 Comments
By Fredrik Marmsater
Communication between parties/partners in the backcountry is critical, not only in professional guiding or photography scenarios, but also when you’re just out for a few laps with friends. The story below recounts an avalanche incident from the spring of 2014 in the Colorado backcountry. The outcome could … Read more
BCA’s hottest product of the year: BC Link radios
It’s BCA’s hottest product of the year: our BC Link radios. Talk about the perfect gift! Buy it here.
Our new BC Link product video not only highlights its key features, but it breaks some new ground: the video is hosted by both a BCA skier and a BCA snowmobiler. “Access” … Read more