Avalanche Rescue Course

Practice, Just in Case

This one-day (8 hour) course is equally suited for those new to avalanche education and those who want a refresher. It focuses exclusively on how to be prepared and respond to an avalanche incident by gaining hands-on experience with companion rescue techniques. Although this course gives you a foundation for rescue, regular practice is required for proficiency. Also please keep in mind that avalanche avoidance skills are more important than rescue skills. This course should be taken in conjunction with a Level 1 Avalanche Course and is required for Level 2 Avalanche Course.

We Will Cover

  • Importance of avalanche avoidance

  • Avalanche avoidance basics

  • Trailhead checks

  • Leadership

  • How to use your beacon, shovel and probe

  • Rescue procedure as victim or responder

  • Searching for victims without beacons

  • Common medical issues

  • Rescue scenarios


  • All travel abilities: beginner to expert, ski, snowshoe or splitboard.

  • Be prepared to be outside all day in any type of Alaska weather. We will spend the day in one small area, with short periods of intense activity. Please dress for the conditions to enhance your learning!

2019 Dates

  • Dec 7, 2019

  • Dec 28, 2019


  • 9am meet at Glen Alps Trailhead, ready to go.

  • 5pm course close at Glen Alps.

Cost: $175 per person


  • 8 hours (1 day) of professional field instruction.

  • 5:1 max student to instructor ratio.

  • Avalanche rescue field card.

  • Certificate of completion.

Does Not Include

Pre-Course Homework

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