Intro to Avalanches (Field Course)


One 7-Hour Field Day

Course Objectives Include:

1) Recognize avalanche terrain and under-stand safe motorized travel protocols.

2) Understand how layered snow contributes to avalanching

3) Understand basic companion rescue

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This course will cover field examples and real hands on training of the following…

  • Recognizing avalanche terrain, avalanche run out zones and terrain traps
  • Considering and executing basic route selection
  • Motorized travel protocols in avalanche terrain (i.e  when to go one at a time, hand signals, manner in which you park, etc.)
  • Understanding snowpack layering
  • Basic stability tests (how to perform safe slope cuts to identify instabilities, small column tests)
  • Cover current snowpack conditions and weather effects using the avalanche bulletin
  • Companion recovery including probing, shoveling, beacon use

The 2022/23 schedule is forthcoming. Contact us for details!