Level 1

Provided by American Avalanche Institute
Salt Lake
Friday, February 22, 2019
February 22-24, 2019, 8 am - 5 pm, each day. This class is hosted at Canyons Village, Park City Mountain Resort, and on the Park City Ridgeline.

The Level 1 will cover the basics of avalanche hazard awareness and stability assessment. Forty percent of the course is classroom based and the other sixty percent is field based. We will travel in the backcountry, in and around avalanche terrain.

This course focuses on the following:

•       Recognizing avalanche terrain

•       Travel procedures in avalanche terrain

•       Avalanche transceiver use and rescue skills

•       Reading and interpreting the avalanche hazard forecast bulletin

•       Understanding the basics of mountain snowpack formation

•       Field observations of snowpack, weather, and terrain

•       Use and interpretation of snowpack stability tests

•       Using the avalanche forecast and pertinent observations in an effective decision-making framework

•       Learning how human factors, or biases, can influence decision-making

(307) 733-3315

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