SheJumps is excited to offer a one-day Introduction to Avalanche Safety course for women in partnership with Oregon Ski Guides!
This course is the intermediary step between basic avalanche awareness evenings like the one that SheJumps offers annually in Bend, and a multi-day Level 1 course.
This AIARE-developed course is designed for skiers/riders who frequent avalanche terrain via lift access from ski areas and easily accessible backcountry trailheads and highway passes. Perfect for ladies 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.
Your instructor will be Lindsey Clark, a passionate skier who has skied in the central Oregon backcountry for eight years. She has completed her Level 1 and 2 avalanche courses, skis an average of 40 days a season in the backcountry, has managed to link a full year of monthly skiing, loves snowy volcanoes, and is excited to share her avalanche knowledge with you!
After filling out the online registration form, you will need to call Oregon Ski Guides with payment to hold your spot in the course.