For the 2015-2016 season, Mt. Bachelor and the National Ski Patrol will again be hosting a Beacon Training Park courtesy of Backcountry Access. Located under Red Chair in the West Village parking lot, Mt. B welcomes everyone to come practice beacon skills in a safe, educational, fun environment. The park is up and running as of December 22nd.
Backcountry Access Beacon Training Parks (BTPs) are training systems created to make it easier for recreationists and pros to practice with their transceivers. It features 4-10 permanently buried transmitters wired to a central control panel. To change the scenario, just flick the on/off switches on the control panel. Instead of digging holes and reburying beacons all day, you spend your valuable time actually practicing with your transceiver. Stay tuned for more information and a listing of skill clinic days.
Take a tour below!!!