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IMG Avalanche Training Crystal Mountain, Wa
Itinerary

IMG Avalanche Training Itineraries

Level I Avalanche Training: Hazard Evaluation

Friday January 11, 2019: Crystal Mt. Fire Hall
8:00 Registration, equipment, and personal introductions
8:30 Avalanches Characteristics and Human Factors
9:00 Terrain Analysis
Break
10:00 Route Selection, Safe Travel, Hazard Evaluation
11:00 Mountain Snowpack Introduction
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Field, Crystal Mt. Backcountry

Transceivers
Rescue Drill
Terrain Analysis
Route finding and Safe travel
4:30 End of Field Session

Saturday January 12, 2019: Crystal Mt. Fire Hall
8:00 Mountain Weather
9:00 Mountain Snowpack
Break
10:30 Avalanche Release
11:00 Decision Making/ Hazard Evaluation Workshop
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Field, Crystal Mt. Backcountry

Trip Planning and Group Management
Snow Profiles
Snowpack Testing
5:30 End of Field Session

Sunday January 13, 2019: Crystal Mt. Backcountry
9:00 Meet at Ski Patrol room for backcountry tour

Decision Making /Route finding and Safe travel Exercise
SnowpackTesting
5:30 End backcountry tour

Level II Avalanche Training: Forecasting Workshop

Thursday January 31, 2019: Crystal Mt. Fire Hall
8:00 Registration/ Field assignments

Problems associated with faceting in a Maritime snowpack
Break
Snow Profile Methodology and Field Skills
Accident Investigation/ Case Study
1:00 Field Session Avalanche Basin
Skill building emphasis on:
Snow profiles
Faceted snow recognition

Friday February 1, 2019: Crystal Mt. Fire Hall
8:00 Weather Forecasting in a Maritime Climate

Plotting Snow Profiles
Forecasting Workshop
1:00 Field Session Silver Basin
Skill building emphasis on:
Snow profiles
Meteorological reconstruction via snow profiles

Saturday February 2, 2019: Crystal Mt. Backcountry
8:00 Meet at Ski Patrol room for backcountry tour

Trip planning/Map work
Safe travel exercise
Generating a forecast
Route selection and snowpack testing
4:30 End backcountry tour

Sunday February 3, 2019: Crystal Mt. Backcountry
8:00 Meet at Ski Patrol room for backcountry tour

Apply decision making tools
Human factors in a tour day
On-the-go stability assessments
Rescue scenario
4:30 End backcountry tour

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