‘Send and Return’: BCA Doubles Down on Backcountry Avalanche Safety Videos

Backcountry Access wants you to keep two things in mind when you head out for a day of backcountry skiing: send it and return safely.

Backcountry Access has two new avalanche education videos focusing on snowmobile-accessed backcountry skiing — and safety, of course.

“These videos, targeted at new users, are well-timed with the explosion in popularity of snowmobiling and backcountry skiing prompted by COVID-19,” BCA wrote. The series features BCA athletes and ambassadors “hitting rowdy terrain responsibly.” Basically, they’re setting a great example: Talk to your group, make a plan, stay safe, and have fun.

This doesn’t replace avalanche training, but it’s a fun refresher. And it reminds us of how we can all stay safe while ripping turns in backcountry terrain.

The first video, “Getting the Goods Without Getting Buried,” addresses terrain selection and group management. The second video, “Human Factors in the Backcountry,” introduces snowmobilers to the topics of risk, decision-making, and human error.

You can watch more of the “Send and Return” series here.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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