Backcountry Ascender

Backcountry Ascender is a free, fun and simple backcountry & avalanche educator.

LEARN, COMPETE, WIN, IMPROVE 

Snowmobiling is a team sport, so don’t get left behind.

Backcountry Access

BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. That’s why BCA supports avalanche education programs and forecast centers--and why the company backs up all its products with consumer education and knowledgeable customer service.

Avalanche Canada

In Canada we are privileged to have some of the world's finest opportunities for winter backcountry exploration, but with this right to explore comes a responsibility—to yourself, your friends and your family to get avalanche training.

Why Training? Training Saves Lives!

New Zealand Mountain Safety Council

A range of educational resources to get you up to speed in no time. A beginners guide to avalanche forecasts, danger scales, danger types and some of the mitigations available to those heading into the backcountry.