Join Josh, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this critical and informative level 1 avalanche safety course. Combine classroom and outdoor learning to identify avalanche prone terrain and weather as well as what to do should one occur.
Private and Group
For anyone getting into the exciting world of ski touring and off-piste skiing, then taking an introductory avalanche safety course is a must.
Our Avalanche Level 1 course – set in the beautiful backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains – exceeds the guidelines set by the American Avalanche Association and combines classroom learning with in-the-field experience.
Over the course of our time together, we will go over the fundamentals of what avalanches are and why they occur. We will also go over how to access local avalanche bulletins and learn to understand information that they provide as well as learn about avalanche safety gear.
We will also learn basic avalanche rescue techniques and how to identify avalanche-prone terrain too.
Once we are done in the classroom, we will then head out onto the slopes and put some of what we've learned to the test. In the heart of the stunningly scenic Wasatch Range, we will make some key observations about snowpack and weather; practice the appropriate snowpack tests; and choose terrain on which to ski that is appropriate for current avalanche conditions.
We will also put some of the basic rescue and avalanche avoidance techniques that we learned in the classroom to the test.
By the time you finish this avalanche safety course, you will have a basic understanding and awareness of how to avoid and prepare yourself in case of an avalanche and will be ready to go on and take more advanced courses.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this informative and practical 3-day level 1 avalanche safety course.
If you like the look of this trip, but are looking for something a bit more advanced, then I think you may also enjoy my 3-day ski mountaineering course, also in the Wasatch Range!
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