Introduction to avalanche awareness, rescue skills and avalanche beacon searches, route finding, snow pack evaluation and minimizing exposure to hazards. Designed as a first avalanche course, or short refresher, this class is ideal for backcountry skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers and snowshoers wishing to make informed route-finding decisions and mitigate risk while traveling in avalanche-prone terrain.
Companion rescue is a last resort, but an essential skill to master, and stay current on as a backcountry partner. This 8-hour, field-based course focuses on the fundamentals of efficient rescue.
During two days of touring, learn avalanche skills, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient skinning, downhill technique on skis and split-snowboard, and enjoy legendary Wasatch terrain. Designed for those who'd like to learn it all in a weekend!
This 24-hour course is sanctioned by the American Avalanche Association, and students will receive a nationally recognized certificate upon completion.
Snowpit Analysis, Avalanche Class
Photography by Jonathon Spitzer
Learn safe travel in avalanche terrain and recognition of weather, snow pack and terrain factors contributing to avalanche hazard. No previous avalanche education necessary.
This advanced, 24-hour course is designed to advance the practical knowledge of backcountry travelers with prior Level 1 and Avalanche Rescue training and at least one season of experience, seeking to build decision-making, forecasting, route-finding and leadership skills for recreational mountaineering, ski touring, splitboarding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, etc.
Thanks for helping to keep us safe in the backcountry and thanks for teaching us something new !
- Kate Schmidt
We all had a blast! Tyson is a great instructor. I'm looking forward to Level II in January.
- Polly Hart
All in all it was a wonderful experience and we definitely gained the confidence that we will be able to make sound decisions in the backcountry.
- Todd Berget