Learn all about avalanches with this Avalanche Course in Utah Level I. Join your guide, IFMGA certified Tyson, in Salt Lake City and the Alta backcountry. No previous experience required!
Jan - Mar, Dec
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If you are looking to complement your skiing and snow mountaineering abilities, this Introductory Avalanche Course will give you some of the essential skills you will need. Join me for a 3-day course in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The total duration of this course will be of 24 hours. We will start with an evening lecture on Friday in Salt Lake City. Next, we will have two full-day field classes on Saturday and Sunday in Alta and its backcountry. This will be your chance of practicing all of these skills with my supervision and guidance.
By the end of this Avalanche Course (Level 1), you will:
Learn about snow science
Learn how to safe travel in an avalanche
Be able to make decisions in avalanche terrain
Learn how to dig snow pits and do field tests to identify weak and strong layers in snow pack
And learn how to perform an efficient rescue using avalanche beacons
I will also teach you weather recognition, how to build a snow pack and how to identify the factors that lead to avalanche hazard.
Finally, you will receive a national certificate upon completion of the course.
To take this course, no previous experience in avalanche terrain is required. However, it is important to have experience climbing on skins and skis and to be proficient in off-piste skiing. Keep in mind that this activity requires uphill travel in the snow and that you will need a backcountry set up for both uphill and downhill travel, such as alpine touring or tele skis or a split-snowboard with skins or snowshoes.
If you are interested in this Avalanche course in Utah Level I, request your booking! Also, have a look at the next level of this course, the Avalanche course in Utah Level II.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP IS ONLY PROPOSED ON THE DATES LISTED BELOW.
- Guiding fee
Price per person to join a group of 2 clients minimum.
The price does not include taxes. If you do not own the necessary mountaineering equipment, we can offer that equipment for rent.
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
This program might be cancelled if there are fewer than 2 participants registered
Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premier full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah.
Programs include backcountry skiing, split-snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche instruction, summer and winter mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snowshoeing) and canyoneering skills.
Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA (formerly Exum Utah Mountain Adventures) operates under a permit issued by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
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