Backcountry Access, Inc.

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  • Progression: Building a Backcountry Career on #unepicadventures

    How can a whole “career” of backcountry travel become one of #unepicadventures”? Well, the recipe for a long unepic life in the mountains is simply to pile one un-epic day on top of another. Jed Porter's buddy Chad has done this. Let's look at Chad’s story, his series of #unepicadventures, and how we can model our own adventures on his.

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Category: Content
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Backcountry Access, Inc.

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Watch Video: How to install an avalanche airbag trigger, radio cord and hydration hose

    In this video, BCA technical service manager Dane Olson shows step-by-step how to install and thread BC Link two-way radios, airbag trigger and hydration hoses into a BCA Float avalanche airbag pack and shoulder sleeve.

  • Avalanche Rescue: Airbag deployed as skier radios for help on Berthoud Pass

    On Sunday January 29, 2017, Dustin Opheim was caught in an avalanche near Berthoud Pass on the southeast aspect of Russell. The incident was reported to CAIC. Dustin recounts his avalanche rescue experience in which he deployed BCA Float avalanche airbag and communicated to his group via his BC Link radios.

  • #unepicadventures: Averting the Danger Zone in Kagura, Japan

    It was storming so hard none of the upper lifts were running. So I skied down to the lower part of the mountain, alone, under the gondola lift line in a perfectly spaced birch forest to check out the terrain park. Too bad he didn't see this sign or the major warning posted in the gondolas--about the "Never Come Back" zone down in that valley. Read Edge's #unepicadventures in Japan.

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Category: Content
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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • 55 Peaks, 109 Routes: Making Turns Guidebook, Volume 2 by Fritz Sperry

    Prolific backcountry author and artist Fritz Sperry has published another guidebook, this one describing ski tours in Colorado's Front Range, north of Interstate 70. We especially love the section on marijuana, where he suggests sativa over indica, to better achieve that "flow state." Fritz provides lots of useful detail that's sure to get you backcountry skiing more creative lines this season.

  • BCA presents 17/18 product line at IPSO, Outdoor Retailer & SIA Snow Shows

    Backcountry Access will be exhibiting its 17/18 season product line of avalanche and snow safety gear at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 9-12, 2017 in Salt Lake City, the Snow Industries Association Snow Show, January 25-31 in Denver, and IPSO Munich, February 5-8, 2017 in Munich.

  • #unepicadventures: Sled chatter with the Minot boys, in honor of Snowmobiling Safety Week

    In honor of International Snowmobiling Safety Week, January 21-29, 2017, Backcountry Access is sharing some Facebook chatter between a group of Minot, ND friends, who regularly hit the road for some snowmobiling and snowbiking #unepicadventures – properly stoked with BCA MtnPro protective gear, of course.

  • BCA Ambassador Lel Tone: Leading the #WomensMarch in Snow Safety

    To celebrate the #WomensMarch, BCA is highlighting one of our favorite longtime ambassadors, Lesley “Lel” Tone. Whether it be patrolling, guiding, or instructing AIARE or SAFE AS courses, Lel Tone leads by example and is paving the way for women in the avalanche and snow science industry.

  • #unepicadventures: Scouting big lines in the Uintas

    Big approach, big down lines. With the Uintas Mountains notoriously weak continental snowpack, most people usually wait until later in spring to ski there. But due to an uncharacteristic boomer snowpack and a month plus of high pressure, Weston and Shaun decided to go for a scouting mission. They ended up backing of the line of their dreams, but scoring major “beta” on this area for the next time.

  • Backpack or tunnel bag? Proper snowmobile gear placement for mountain riding

    The evolution of avalanche gear has necessitated many changes in gear placement when snowmobiling. With the advent of protective airbag vests, a tunnel bag is now a must-have. But what snowmobile gear do you put in each one? If you’re looking to be more nimble on your sled, let your machine carry the weight instead of your back. But don’t compromise safety. A protective airbag vest and tunnel bag...

  • Avalanche Training 2 Course Emphasizes Safe Terrain Approach

    Although much of what I had learned in my Avy 1 was refreshed for me in the AST 2, there was more emphasis placed on approaching terrain. This is something that I have dwelled on in the past. What’s the safest and most efficient way to get up there? Wiley Miller reports.

  • #unepicadventures: Second Round on Idaho’s The Devil’s Bedstead

    Turning around from a mountain objective provokes mixed emotions: a jumble of disappointment and questioning, pride and relief. Once the decision to turn around has been made, it is the right decision. It was May 2015 and spring ski conditions were looking prime in at The Devil’s Bedstead in Idaho, a mountain that McKenna Peterson had been wanting to conquer for years.

  • Penguin led ski touring: Miles Clark’s Antarctica Photo Essay

    It’s not easy to access the land of Antarctica. The majority of land is guarded by 100-300 foot ice cliffs that prevent any kind of access. Every now and then, you find a ramp down to the shoreline and that’s what we use to access these mountainous islands and peninsulas. Ramps are where the penguins access the land as well. Nearly every time we land to ski, we’re dealing with penguins. Miles Clar...

  • BCA’s Most Viral Backcountry Ski & Sled Posts of 2016

    The Backcountry Access community shared reactions and comments in record numbers in 2016. Here is a review of the top organic viral Backcountry Access Facebook posts for 2016 - from serious to lighthearted.

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • 2016 SNOW & AVALANCHE WORKSHOPS

    Mark your calendars and get educated at one of the U.S. regional snow and avalanche workshops. These pre-season gatherings of snow travelers are a great way to share knowledge, learn, laugh, and network.  Meetings are intended for ski patrollers, avalanche forecasters, road maintenance personnel, ski guides, avalanche education instructors, snowmobile professionals, undergraduate and graduate stud...

  • Freeskier Gear Review: BCA Stash 30™ Backpack Best of 2017

    What good is all the gear you’re getting for this season without the proper pack? No good at all. Make sure you’re transporting all of those valuables properly, whether it’s to and from the mountain, up and down the mountain or anywhere in between. Freeskier has selected the BCA Stash 30 backpack as one of its top packs of 2017.

  • Wildsnow Gear Review: BCA Float 32™ Avalanche Airbag Pack

    WildSnow has reviewed various generations of the BCA Float avalanche airbag packs, and Michael Arnold has been using the redesigned BCA Float 32™. Here’s his take.

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • #unepicadventures: Sun Valley Downhill Missions Aborted, Snowmobiling Instead!

    In our second installment of BCA’s blog series, “#unepicadventures,” Jon Miller recounts a day of snowmo-boarding around Ketchum, Idaho. This story illustrates how important it is to have a Plan B if avalanche conditions don’t quite line up. Jon is the director of Backcountry United, a manufacturer of snowmobile racks for carrying skis and snowboards—and a big advocate for multi-use access to publ...

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

Backcountry Access, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

Backcountry Access, Inc.

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