For the 2012-2013 season, Mt. Bachelor and 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 January 7th. If you dont have a Beacon, go buy one, until then there are Demo beacons available at the rental shop.
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. For more info check out the Mt. Bachelor website.