Winter Programs 2016-2017

Level 1 Avalanche Course - 3 days

The Level 1 Avalanche Course is a 3 day program that includes six hours of classroom instruction followed by two days of field work. Completing this course fulfills the American Avalanche Association guidelines for Level 1.

Cost: $340

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Avalanche Safety and Rescue(in lift accessed backcountry)
· Away from groomed runs
· Away from the crowds
· Fresh powder
· Away from help if something goes wrong 
· Danger from Avalanches!

The Avalanche Safety and Rescue Class is for people who are ready to venture farther out but have little awareness of the hazards to be confronted
students will learn transceiver use and avalanche rescue leadership through hands-on practice and realistic scenarios
Think... You are on your own when you step outside the boundaries

Cost: $99

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Avalanche Awareness Course - 2 days

The Avalanche Awareness program includes six hours of classroom instruction followed by one day of field work. Students also receive a comprehensive avalanche textbook written to accompany the course.

Cost: $210

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Avalanche Level 1 Refresher

This extra trip is optional.  Level 1 Refresher field trips can follow an Avalanche Awareness class.  Students can take this extra field trip to fulfill the Level 1 guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association.  These trips are also recommended for building experience that is necessary for taking Level 2 in the future.

Cost:$150

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Comprehensive Ski Touring and Avalanche Level 1 - 5 Days

New! Learn backcountry ski touring and avalanche safety with this comprehensive program.  This course combines our Introduction to Ski Touring with a Level 1 avalanche class into a 5-day course.

Cost:  $550

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A Guided Introduction to Ski Touring

This one-day seminar is perfect for alpine skiers who want to learn to use convertible touring bindings or telemark skiers ready to ski the backcountry.

The tour will begin with discussion about ski touring equipment. You'll learn the appropriate gear to take in the backcountry, tricks and techniques with your climbing skins for uphill travel and strategies to find the best snow.

Cost:

$375 for 1 person
$450 for 2 persons
$500 for 3 persons
$550 for 4 persons
$600 for 5 persons

This one-day seminar is perfect for alpine skiers who want to learn to use convertible touring bindings or telemark skiers ready to ski the backcountry.
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Avalanche Level 2 Course - 4 Days

New! RIDGE EXPLORATIONS LEVEL 2 – Processes and Leadership

February 2014

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 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the Level 1 and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation.
Prerequisites:
* Level 1 or Level 1 refresher in the last 3 years. Level 2 cannot be taken in the same year as Level 1, without special permission from the instructor due to the advanced nature and intensity of Level 2.
* Course providers recommended reading.

 

COST: $575 (does not include housing, lift tickets ($20 x two days -2013 price) or $20 textbook)

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