Module 1: Avalanche Foundations
Module 2: Avalanche Safety and Rescue Skills
Level 1 Avalanche course, Modules 1 and 2, offered by the National Ski Patrol,
Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Patrol, and Snowy Range Ski Patrol.
The course is open to both the general public and members of the ski patrol. It meets all American Avalanche Association standards for level 1 avalanche courses
This is a National Ski Patrol course with both classroom (Module 1) and on-the-snow (Module 2) experience. Participants will receive credit for both modules, and will meet all requirements to take Organized Avalanche Rescue (Module 3) additionally if desired.
TOPICS COVERED: Avalanche conditions, human factors, snow conditions, weather, route selection, transceivers, avoiding an avalanche, and rescue - what to do if you or a member of your group is caught by an avalanche.
TIME: Tuesday February 16th, 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Thursday February 18th, 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Sunday February, 21st all day field session
Thursday February 25th, 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Saturday February 27th all day field session
COST: $32 plus text (Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, 2nd edition, Bruce Tremper, 2008), payable at the first class.
PLACE: Room 115, UW Half Acre Building
RESERVATION OR INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to Refresh? If you have taken this course, the National Ski Patrol recommends you refresh every three years. There have been significant changes. Refresher cost is $10 plus cost of text.
Module 3 (Organized Avalanche Rescue) Highly recommended for ski patrollers but optional for non-rescue personnel, this 1-day field course will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The fee is $22. More information will be available during Modules 1 and 2.