Avalanche Rescue Course
Practice, Just in Case
This course is equally suited for those new to avalanche education, and those who want a refresher. It gives you a solid foundation for rescue although regular practice is still required. It's also important to understand this course must be taken in conjuction with a Level 1 course, since avalanche avoidance skills are more important than rescue skills.
Bring and wear a lot of clothes! Multiple puff coats, insulated pants, puff skirts, hot tea, chemical heat packs.... We will spend the day in one small area, with short periods of intense activity. Being cold will limit your learning.
We Will Cover
Importance of avoidance
Avalanche avoidance basics
How to use your beacon, shovel and probe.
Rescue procedure as victim or responder
Searching for victims without beacons
Common medical issues
Intermediate to advanced riding ability.
Familiarity with appropriate backcountry travel.
Watch Rescue at Cherry Bowl.
Review the Backcountry Access Rescue videos.
Be prepared to remain outside all day in bad weather. We will be standing around much of the day, so dress warmly.
December 22, 2018 (Instructors: Joe, Nick and Elliot)
January 12, 2019 (Instructors: Joe, Nick and Elliot)
Cost: $175 per person
8 hours (1 day) of professional field instruction
5:1 max student to instructor ratio
Avalanche rescue field cards
Certificate of completion
Does Not Include
Transportation to and from the trailhead.
Lodging, food and drink.
Personal gear and avalanche rescue gear. See Avalanche Course Gear List.
Avalanche Essentials, by Bruce Tremper
Rescue and trip insurance. See Booking for details.
Check availability on the calendar.
Contact the lead instructor with any questions.
Booking link coming soon.