Provided by The Backcountry Pros
Saturday, December 7, 2019
One all-day field session meeting in the morning near the bottom of Big Cottonwood Canyon for a forecasting meeting then traveling up for a day in the mountains. Please be ready to be out for a full day ~7am-5pm. $150
An early season must do! Polish up on essential skills to help keep you and your partners safe while traveling in avalanche terrain. This one-day field and touring-based course focuses on strategies to help prime your brain for the coming season. We will review and apply skills students learned or missed in their Level 1 course and put the wheels in motion while on a ski tour.
All Backcountry Pros instructors work as professional ski guides and consequently we focus heavily on 'real world application.'
-Companion rescue review
-Early season stability forecasting
-Snow pit review and application
-Selecting appropriate terrain for the conditions
-Review of avalanche terrain
-Review of safe travel techniques
Advanced ski or snowboarding ability
Ability to skin at least 1500' vertical at a moderate pace
Avalanche I certification
Trip Duration: 9+hrs
Student/Instructor Ration: 6:1