IMG Avalanche Training Crystal Mountain, Wa
Gear List

IMG Avalanche Training Gear

You will need the usual ski and winter conditions gear for a day in the mountains.

An avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel. Bring your own or you may be able to rent one from the local climbing/ski shops. IMG has a few transceivers for rent. If you wish to rent or buy one from us please call us before the class. A field observation book, Lens (10-20x), crystal card, and snow saw are suggested. Be prepared to stand in snow pits in bad weather.

Intermediate or advanced skiing ability on alpine, ski mountaineering, snowboard, or telemark gear is the norm. If you are using snowshoes or are concerned about your skiing skills, we will have a group that goes into gentler terrain. Our access will be by chairlift and short hiking with skis. Please include skins and/or other appropriate equipment for a backcountry tour.

What's included in the trip cost?

Cost Includes:
  • All instruction and permits
  • Ski lift tickets (on days we use lifts)
  • Shared use of snow study equipment
Cost Does Not Include:
  • Transportation costs
  • Personal equipment including skis or snowshoes
  • Avalanche equipment including, beacon, probe, or shovel
  • Food and lodging