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.

  • Beacon Searching 101 (Video)

    Updated for the 2019/20 season! Learn the basics of avalanche beacon searching in our updated video with the team from Backcountry Access. BCA’s Andy Wenberg introduces the four phases of the transceiver search: the signal search, coarse search, fine search, and pinpointing (probing). While Andy uses the Tracker3 in this video, the techniques apply to all avalanche beacons.

    Having an avalanche transceiver is only valuable if you know how to use one. Backcountry Access has all the resources you need to learn how to perform avalanche search and rescue with an avalanche beacon.

    Enter your location here to find a Beacon Training Park, and get out and practice.

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