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B-52 Avalanche Shovel

(7 customer reviews)


This Backcountry Access product is a working shovel for industrial use–and for building huge kickers. This shovel will keep you safer in avalanche terrain and get the job done fast.



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The B-52 avalanche shovel is designed to make the tough jobs easier. Whether it is clearing out heli pads, excavating a truck from a snowbank, or building a big jump, the B-52 gets the job done fast. Remember, the excavation process in an avalanche rescue is where the most time can be lost or gained.

B-52 EXT Avalanche Shovel Features

  • The 6061 aluminum BCA Bomber shovels feature an oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof, “ferrule-less” blade, ergonomic grip, and T6 heat treatment.
  • Includes an end cap on the shaft, which prevents snow from building up along the inside.
  • The Bomber line boasts an off-the-chart strength to weight ratio, while taking up minimal storage space in your pack.

BCA Avalanche Shovel Resources

BCA B-52 EXT Avalanche Shovel Video 

Additional information


2.1 lb / 960 g

Blade Dimensions

11 in x 13.3 in / 27.9 cm x 33.8 cm

Handle & Shaft Collapsed Length

21 in / 53 cm

Handle & Shaft Extended Length

30.5 in / 77 cm

Assembled Collapsed Length

30.5 in / 77 cm

Assembled Extended Length

40 in / 102 cm

Blade/Shaft Material

6061 T6 Aluminum

7 reviews for B-52 Avalanche Shovel

  1. Bruno D

    The B-52 is a sick shovel if your trying to move a lot of snow. Its a little to large to tour with on a regular basis but if your building jumps or shelters where your moving a lot of snow and shoveling for a long time its the best.

  2. Kayla Weiser-Burton

    This guy does WORK! Very large blade to move a bunch of snow at a time. It’s perfect for jump building, but it is a little larger than most would prefer for touring on a regular basis. The blade size can be a pain to fit in a smaller pack. We have an older Dakine model, approx 25L, and this just barely fits in the front pocket (with a squeeze). But for some serious snow-moving business, this model can’t be beat. Very easy to assemble and handle. I would absolutely recommend it!

  3. Nadia B

    This shovel is a beast and moves a ton of snow. Its really sturdy and I have never worried about it breaking when I’m hard at work building a kicker. The handle makes it really easy to use also. The blade is a bit big and the shovel is heavier than I lot of others but it fits fine in my Dakine pack. I wouldn’t trade it for lighter models because If I ever needed to dig my pals out, I would be glad to have this shovel.

  4. Rich Howland

    When you pull this bad boy out, a red gleam of light will shine across the Vally! So bright, the lemmings getting chair lifted from across the canyon will stair in awe as their legs shrivel in it sheer presence. Bottom line, this shovel is comfortable to use because of it long handle and it picks up a lot of snow because of it large blade. This shovel would even make the Great Gold Hat proud!

  5. Skippy G

    Headed into the backcountry to build a kicker or dig out your sled? Leave the mini shovels behind and grab this one, shovels snow twice as fast and makes building jumps easy. Whether you’re cutting blocks out or moving soft snow, this one is worth bringing with you.

  6. Bob

    Great sturdy shovel that extends nicely to really dig deep without killing your back!

  7. Colter

    I love having this shovel in my quiver. It’s such a big bad snow mover. I have it on my sled and it makes getting un stuck and building jumps a much quicker process. The D ring handle provided such a good hold and the long handle and huge blade do the rest.

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