BCA Backcountry Basics Step 1: Get the Gear - VIDEOBackcountry Access has some great backcountry skiing video tutorials and since the days are getting colder and the first snows are appearing on mountain tops it is a good time to start thinking about getting your head back in the game for the coming ski season.
The best place to start is thinking about your gear before you want to get out ski touring so you have time to get the gear you need or replace what is broken. In this video BCA guide ambassador, Lel Tone and BCA/TGR athlete Colter Hinchliffe talk about the essential avalanche safety and backcountry equipment every skier, snowboarder and snowmobiler should bring into the backcountry.
avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, avalanche airbag, and knowledgeable partner!
two-way radios, navigation kit, terrain photos, map and/or gps, smartphone, first aid, portable shelter, and evac gear.