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.

  • Backcountry Basics Step 3 – Get the Forecast (Video)

    In this ‘Backcountry Basics Step 3 – Get the Forecast’ video, BCA guide ambassador Lel Tone talks to you about how to get the weather and avalanche forecast from your local avalanche forecast center, how to interpret the avalanche danger scale and the “avalanche problem” of the day, and how to plan your day accordingly.

    YOUR DAILY ROUTINE: CHECK YOUR LOCAL AVALANCHE CENTER WEBSITE TO GET THE FORECAST

    1. First thing in the morning, check your local avalanche center website and click the map or regional link to get your local avalanche forecast and advisory.

    2. Identify the avalanche problems you expect to find and where you would anticipate finding them in the terrain.

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