Welcome to backcountry ascender!
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Backcountry Ascender is a free, fun and simple backcountry & avalanche educator.
LEARN with this engaging and competitive application made of an industry and peer approved curriculum of self-directed lessons and required in-person courses.
COMPETE by earning points for completing sorties (self-directed lessons) and courses. The points you earn will raise your rank, as well as that of your club, state association, dealer, and snowmobile brand. Sorties combine to make missions. Once you complete a mission level, you will be admitted to a higher badge rank. Don't be out done.
WIN by being admitted to higher badge ranks, and by finding coupon codes that are unlocked by completing mission levels. Coupon codes are used for discounts at top industry brands.
IMPROVE your backcountry knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence that could save you or your riding partner's life someday.
Snowmobiling is a team sport, so don’t get left behind.
As an individual, you earn a new badge with each new mission level completed. You can also earn big prizes for being the first to achieve a mission level.
Contribute your points to support your organization of choice. Each season we will recognize the organization whos members amass the most points: