Local Retailer Kicks in to Keep Patrollers Afloat!
Mission Ridge Ski Patrol is proud to announce a partnership between Arlberg Sports, a local outdoor retailer, and the Steve Burchett Memorial Fund to outfit the men and women of Mission Ridge's Pro Patrol with the BCA Float 32 Backpack.
The partnership will give Mission's Pro Patrol the newest tool in avalanche safety and help give patrolers another level of safety while they work.
The BCA Float 32 is designed for pros, guides, and dedicated backcountry skiing and snowboarding junkies. When deployed, the backpack creates buoyancy and helps keep the user afloat on the surface. The 150-liter airbag not only decreases your burial depth but also protects your head and neck from trauma in an avalanche.
The float airbag system does not guarantee survival in an avalanche incident. Educate yourself, make good decisions, and know before you go.