Avalanche Level I

Learn the basics of avalanche science and backcountry safety .

The course includes two evening sessions and two days in the field.

Evening classroom sessions provide an introduction to the interactions of weather, snowpack, and terrain in producing avalanche hazard.

During field sessions students will dig snow pits, identify snow layers and practice route finding and avalanche rescue. Participants will learn and practice a variety of stability tests that can be done in the backcountry.

Courses for 2014

  • January 9th – 12th
  • February 20th – 23rd


  • $300 per person


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Avalanche Level I
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