With ski season right around the corner, now’s a great time to upgrade your backcountry safety skills — especially if you’ve picked up the off-resort side of snowsports in the last few years.
Backcountry Access (BCA) — a snow-safety equipment manufacturer — has released a series of video shorts to educate the public on snow safety.
The brand designed each of these quick snippets to highlight one simple concept. BCA edited them down from longer 60-minute Facebook Live talks it put on in 2020.
BCA’s goal for the series is to get skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers thinking about avalanche safety. The clips aren’t meant to replace real avalanche safety courses. Rather, they’re reminders to backcountry adventurers to contemplate avalanche safety before the season begins in earnest.
“We want to get people thinking about snow safety well before the season starts — and get them into avalanche safety courses. If last year is any indication, all the avi courses will be filled before fall is over,” said Bruce Edgerly, BCA vice president.
BCA also plans to continue its Facebook Live series into the 2021-2022 season. Skiers and riders can watch the whole series at Backcountry Access.