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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.


2017-2018 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

December 9-11, 2017 Saturday- Monday                
 

December 22-24 , 2017 Friday- Sunday               

January 5-7, 2018 Friday-Sunday                           *

January 19-21, 2018 Friday- Sunday                             

February 3-5, 2018 Saturday- Monday

March 3-5, 2018 Saturday- Monday

March 13-15, 2018 Tuesday-Thursday (Spring Break- great course for teens/parents!)

GIRDWOOD & TURNAGIN PASS LOCATION - $395

December 16 -18, 2017, Saturday - Monday                                                             

December 29 - 31, 2017, Friday - Sunday                                                             

January 13 -15, 2018, Saturday - Monday (Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day)                                                                

January 26 -28, 2018, Friday - Sunday

February 23 -25, 2018, Friday - Sunday

March 10 -12, 2018, Saturday-Monday

                                                               

ALYESKA RESORT BASED COURSE  $395

February 27- March 1, 2018 Tuesday- Thursday

MANITOBA HUT BASED COURSE $465

February 17- 19, 2018 Saturday - Monday (Monday is President's Day)

JUNEAU LEVEL 1 COURSE - $425

December 26-28 2018, Tuesday- Thursday

Additional Course Information For All Level 1 Students