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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Covid-19 Update

BCA is doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will not be taking web orders or shipping product until it’s safe to reopen our warehouse. Please check back for an update the week of April 13th.

To purchase BCA products, please support one of our valued retailers listed at Store Locator. For education resources, please visit Learn. Stay safe out there.

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