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LEVEL 1 REC / AVALANCHE FUNDAMENTALS FOR BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS

This intensive course is a comprehensive introduction to avalanche phenomena as it relates to backcountry skiers and snowboarders.  The course format will emphasize practical avalanche awareness and safety measures through hands-on learning. The entire backcountry course will be based in Ketchum and the field portion in the mountains of the Wood River headwaters.  The course format will comprise a mix of classroom theory and field practice while ski touring and evaluating avalanche terrain. Students will receive a certification for completion of a Level 1 Avalanche Training Course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association. Course text included.

Dates: January 10-12, 2020 and February 15-17, 2020
Rates: $450 per student; min 6/max 12 per course

LEVEL 1 REC HUT BASED | AVALANCHE FUNDAMENTALS

FOR BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS

This intensive course is a comprehensive introduction to avalanche phenomena as it relates to backcountry skiers and snowboarders.  The course format will emphasize practical avalanche awareness and safety measures through hands-on learning.  The course format will comprise a mix of classroom theory and field practice while ski touring and evaluating avalanche terrain. Students will receive a certification for completion of a Level 1 Avalanche Training Course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association. Course text, food and Hut included in price.

Dates: January 24-26, 2020
Rates: $725 per student; min 6/max 10

LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE FUNDAMENTALS REFRESHER

This 2 day (12 hour) course is beneficial for individuals looking to refresh their avalanche rescue, terrain evaluation, group management and snow-pack observation skills.  Specifically designed for persons who have previously attended a Level 1 course within 3 years, participants will review and update skills necessary to tour and ski safely in the backcountry. The course format will emphasize practical avalanche awareness and safety measures through hands-on learning during two day-long tours in the backcountry near Ketchum, Idaho.

Dates: Custom dates available.
Rates: Custom

LEVEL TWO AVALANCHE PROCESS & LEADERSHIP

This 4-day course is for people who have taken a Level 1 avalanche course and have applied this knowledge for at least a full season. Designed primarily for winter guides and advanced recreationalists, this course is ideally suited for those who lead others in avalanche terrain. A blend of classroom sessions and field application will emphasize hands-on skills development and leadership methods in avalanche terrain.

Participants for this course must have previously taken a Level 1 Avalanche Course and have one or more seasons of experience making decisions in avalanche terrain. Participants should be proficient in beacon use, topographic map reading, and should have advanced ski/snowboard ability.  Course curriculum follows guidelines of the American Avalanche Association.

Dates: January 31-Feb 2, 2020
Rates: $450 per student; min 6/max 12 per course