This course is suited for skiers/riders who frequent avalanche terrain via lift access from ski areas and easily accessible backcountry trailheads and highway passes. Perfect for those folks who are venturing into avalanche terrain along with others, but who don’t typically bother to discuss the avalanche concerns due to the familiarity of the terrain they are in. Don’t be complacent! In this course, you’ll learn how to identify avalanche terrain, how to use local and regional resources to make decisions about where and when to ski, the importance of trip planning, how to spot ‘red flags’, as well as an introduction to companion rescue and related gear. This course has some inside and some outside time. Participants must come prepared to travel on snow.
Other dates available on a private basis upon request.