For Episode 2 of the Backcountry Access Send and Return series, Riley Leboe, Mike Henitiuk, and Matt Margetts travel into the BC backcountry to find some pillows. After checking their favorite apps and studying what the snow looks like for the day, they feel ready to hop on the sleds and find their zone.
Listening to Canada's W-BCA radio station for all the backcountry hits, the boys learn to stay away from isolated northern aspects due to the layer of buried surface hoar that has appeared. Finding, using and trusting all of the snow safety tools at hand is key when searching for the biggest and best backcountry pillows Canada has to offer.
From Backountry Access: BCA's Send and Return video series is all about riding hard in the backcountry—according to the avalanche conditions. In this episode, "Chasing BC Pillows with the Canadian Hosers," Riley Leboe, Mike Henitiuk, and Matt Margetts of Seeking Nirvana fame use their snowmobiles to access some stellar backcountry skiing outside Stewart, BC, including some big pillow lines. They keep their eye on the recent storm snow and a buried surface hoar layer.