Last but not least is your avalanche safety gear. Never leave for a mountain ride without wearing your beacon and packing your shovel and probe in your backpack. There are so many safety gear options out there – just make sure you know how to use your equipment and always separate your cell phone from your beacon. We recommend trying on your pack before buying it to make sure the straps or harness feel comfortable. And before you hit the slopes, check the snow conditions to find a safe place to ride.
Aside from purchasing the right mountain snowmobile gear, BRP also recommends taking an avalanche safety course. To find one near you, contact your local avalanche organization or consult your vehicle’s operator guide. You can also find out more about avalanche safety training in the Owner’s Zone.
Follow these suggestions and you’ll stay warm, dry, and comfortable on your next backcountry ride. That’s the first step toward chasing That Ski-Doo Feeling all over. We’ll see you out on the snow!