Intro to Avalanches (Classroom / Virtual)


Duration: 2 – 3 Hour Presentation

This course is appropriate for anyone new to going into the backcountry.

The course will focus on:

1) Recognizing & avoiding obvious avalanche hazard.
2) Understanding and applying the current avalanche advisory.

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This course offers a brief introduction to

  • Avalanche statistics and human factors
  • Avalanche terminology
  • Avalanche terrain
  • Snowpack and weather factors
  • Obvious clues and red flags
  • Avalanche bulletins
  • Simple decision tools (ALP TRUTh, FACETS, RYG Light, clear communication, etc.)
  • Travel protocols
  • Companion recovery

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