Snow Study Kit

A Snow Study Kit includes essential tools to test the integrity of the snowpack. We dig snow pits to understand the condition of the snow under the level we have at eye level. To use this Snow Study Kit and learn more about avalanche safety join us for an AIARE Level 1 course. AIARE is the most trusted organization for avalanche education curriculum.


This kit includes:

  • BCA Clinometer
    • This multi-use tool includes a compass and an inclinometer.
    • This pocket friendly, easy to carry tool is ideal for measuring slope angle and aspect.
    • Measure from 0 to 60 degrees to see if a slope is too steep and prone to avalanche.
  • BCA Crystal Card
    • Surface ideal to analyze and classify snow flakes.
    • The polycarbonate card does not absorb as much radiation as aluminum cards, making it ideal for sunnier conditions.
  • BCA Snow Loupe
    • This Loupe allows you to see snow grains 15x larger than they really are.
    • Includes a folding metal base, scratch resistant lens and closed sides for wind protection.
BCA Crystal Card