The level 2 course is a 4-day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional progression: the level 3 certificate. The Level 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the level one and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation.
This 40-hour AIARE sanctioned course is a taught in partnership between White Pine Touring in Park City and Utah Mountain Adventures. It is oriented toward towards those who have taken a Level I and have significant backcountry experience under their belt. Ski patrollers, winter search and rescue personnel, mountain guides, and other serious winter mountain travelers often enroll in this intensive class. Classroom sessions will be held in Park City. Field sessions will be held in Deer Valley and the Cottonwood Canyons backcountry. UMA and White Pine are proud to have some of the top professionals in American avalanche education as instructors on this advanced course. Their insights and experience will enable graduates of this course to feel confident to plan and lead backcountry travel, perform and professionally document test profiles and other field observations, forecast instability and danger, address human factors, and conduct multiple-burial companion recovery.
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Ice fall avalanche in Tien Shan Range, Kyrgyzstan
Photo by Tyson Bradley
8am - 6pm
Park City, Utah
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