2018 Snowmachine Avalanche Course Offerings

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Snowmachine Avalanche Rescue- (8 hour course) 

This course will go over the following topics:

  • Avalanche rescue principles
  • Avalanche gear & technique
  • Companion rescue process 
  • Avalanche victim basic patient care 
  • Recognizing needs and identifying additional resources

Turnagain Pass $110     

Level 1 Snowmachine Course- 2 days

This course is two days with both classroom and field components.  Everyone in your group should have training in avalanche recognition and avoidance.  One trained person in a group is not enough! 

By the end of the two-day course you will know:

  • Basics of trip planning
  • Tools and resources (using avalanche forecasts)
  • How to identify avalanche terrain
  • Avalanche formation and release
  • Appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
  • Introduction to companion rescue

Turnagain Pass $375                                                                                        

Level 2 Snowmachine Course- 3 days

This three day course will cover:

  • Snowmobile Triggering: theory and observations
  • International and national snow, weather and avalanche observation and recording guidelines 
  • Trip Planning and hazard forecasting for avalanche terrain
  • Terrain selection and route finding 
  • Information gathering including: site selection and relevancy, spatial variability, machine slope tests, identification of weak layers on slopes while riding the machine
  • Companion Rescue  

Turnagain Pass $465

Additional Information for All Snowmachine Students

Custom Courses for Snowmachiners

We offer courses customized to the interests and schedules of your organization—military, outdoor, or school group. Custom courses include curriculum from one of our standard courses (Level 1, 2, and snowmachine) taught by professional instructors at the location of your choice.

For more information or to request a quote, please call the office at 907.345.0878 during our office hours or send us an email at info@alaskaavalanche.com