December 12, 2012
Don’t make the news this winter – take an avalanche education course (or two). We offer both Level I and Level II certifications which are accredited by the American Avalanche Association. The courses are instructed by IMG guides and Crystal Mountain avalanche forecasters.
The Level One course emphasizes route selection, stability evaluation, and safe travel practices. This is the perfect course for those that want to start enjoying winter backcountry activities in a safe manner. The course includes 1.5 days of lecture, and 1.5 days in the field. Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid understanding of travel techniques and efficient partner rescue.
The Level Two course is perfect for those wanting to become confident group leaders in backcountry settings. Throughout the duration of the course we focus on forecasting avalanche hazard in the unique and variable conditions in the Pacific Northwest. As one of the best advanced avalanche courses offered in the country we spend most of the time in the field, with a few classroom lectures. Specific topics include grain identification, weather forecasting, complex route selection, and group travel and rescue techniques. Students will benefit the most from this course if they have previous avalanche experience, or are continuing their education from the Level One course.
A little knowledge can often be just enough to get you into trouble.
Location: Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Level I—Hazard Evaluation
January 12-14, 2013
Level II—Forecasting Workshop
January 25-28, 2013