Thinking about going out into the backcountry, but feeling like your skills are a little rusty? Hit up the BCA Avalanche Ranch to hone your skills before venturing beyond the rope.
Please note that we are currently waiting for some new hardware to update the system, and at this time we are unfortunately unable to provide and estimated time for re-opening.
The Avalanche Ranch can be found at the bottom of Separate Reality bowl and can easily be accessed through Greenhorn. Keep an eye out for it on skier's right, get curious and come check it out! The updated BCA Transceiver Training Basin features a new and improved wireless platform, is nested and sheltered between the trees, and allows you to test your skills and practice before heading into the backcountry.
How does it work?
It’s simple - just get off at the top of Stoke Chair and follow the map below to find the location. As you get closer, you’ll see the Avalanche Ranch Zone and roped-off area.
Once you arrive at the BCA Avalanche Ranch, open the grey box on the signpost, follow the instructions, and start working on your transceiver skills!
Avalanche Ranch is generously supported by Backcountry Access. BCA supply high-quality, affordable avalanche safety equipment to R Gear, RMR's retail store located in the Village. Drop by our rental department and check out BCA's avalanche gear in action - BCA backpacks, shovels, and probes are available to all guests renting touring equipment.