K2 Sports has added a 16th brand to its portfolio with the acquisition of Backcountry Access, an innovative supplier of snow safety and backcountry ski equipment including avalanche airbags and beacons, shovels, probes, backcountry packs and snow climbing skins. Founded in 1994, the company's staff will remain based in Boulder, Colorado. It will benefit from K2's global infrastructure and from other synergies in the areas of research & development, sourcing, manufacturing and logistics. Its products are already distributed in 27 countries around the world.