We are offering two Snowmobile Avalanche Courses
Avalanche Instructor: Mike Duffy Avalanche1.com
SNOWMOBILE AVALANCHE RESCUE COURSE - February 2, 2024
Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course covering the basics of companion rescue as well as the current best practices in rescue techniques and gear. Students will receive professional coaching on their rescue skills and timed practice with realistic scenarios. Thus, this course is intended for those new to the backcountry, but it should also be retaken on a regular basis to keep skills sharp and to stay up to date with advancing rescue techniques and technology.
This course is recommended for anyone completing a Snowmobile Rec Level 1 course and it is a mandatory prerequisite for both the Rec Level 2 Avalanche Course and the Professional Level 1 Avalanche Course. We use an internationally vetted curriculum and state of the art knowledge from MountainSafety.info. The course meets the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association.
SNOWMOBILE RECREATIONAL LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE - February 3-4, 2024
"Recreational Level 1: Avalanche Fundamentals for Snowmobilers" avalanche course will teach you the key elements of making sound decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain. This intensive, hands-on training will cover trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the daily avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, risk and hazard mitigation and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the basic elements of companion rescue and examine common pitfalls and challenges encountered by humans in terrain of consequence.
This course is a nationally recognized Recreational Avalanche Level 1 Course by the American Avalanche Association. The course consists of an online learning module and two instructional field days. It is geared toward skiers, boarders, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills.