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Avalanche Level 1

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation. By the end of the three-day course, graduates will be able to:

  • Make a trip plan
  • Gather pertinent information
  • Know what kind of avalanche problem they face
  • Know the patterns of that problem
  • Choose appropriate terrain for the conditions
  • Know safe travel techniques for that terrain
  • Know what to do if things go wrong

Prerequisites: Participants must be able to ski, snowshoe, splitboard, or snowshoe/snowboard up and downhill in variable terrain and changing snow conditions. Once enrolled, students are required to read Bruce Tremper’s Avalanche Essentials prior to the class start date. Field sessions take place each day, so students should be prepared to remain outside in a variety of weather conditions.


2016-2017 Level 1 Course Offerings

To sign up for a class, please click on the REGISTER button. Registered students, please download the STUDENT PACKET.

HATCHER PASS LOCATION - $395

February 18-20, 2017 Saturday- Monday                 *full with waitlist
 

February 22-24, 2017 Wednesday- Friday                  *full with waitlist

March 4-6, 2017 Saturday-Monday                           *full with waitlist

March 17-19, 2017 Friday- Sunday                             *full with waitlist

SITKA LEVEL 1 COURSE - $450

February 24-26, 2017 Friday- Sunday

GIRDWOOD & TURNAGIN PASS LOCATION - $395

February 4 - 6, 2017, Saturday - Monday                                                              *full with waitlist

February 24 - 26, 2017, Friday - Sunday                                                              *full with waitlist

March 11 - 13, 2017, Saturday - Monday                                                                *full with waitlist

MANITOBA HUT BASED COURSE $465

February 11 - 13, 2017 Saturday - Monday

JUNEAU LEVEL 1 COURSE - $425

January 21-23 2017, Saturday-Monday

Additional Course Information For All Level 1 Students