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

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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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