American Avalanche Association Industry Supporting Partners
Backcountry Access (BCA) is a leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, BC Link radios, shovels, probes, and snow study tools. Founded in Boulder, CO in 1994, BCA's mission is to save lives, not just sell products. We support all of our products with education and customer service. BCA: The most trusted name in snow safety.
In 1998, CIL Explosives entered into the North American avalanche mitigation business along with partners Austin Powder Company, Maple Leaf Powder Company, Omni Explosives, and Wesco Explosives. The goal of the consortium is to provide essential products and service to the avalanche industry. With a unique line of custom snow control explosives and systems, CIL is proud to assist ski areas and government highways in keeping the public safe throughout North and South America and Europe. The AAA, CAA, and NSAA act as conduits for CIL to connect with professional avalanche control practitioners through explosives training seminars sponsored, in part, from CIL's generous donations to these organizations.