Level 1

Utah Mountain Adventures Level 1: Learn safe travel in avalanche terrain and recognition of weather, snow pack and terrain factors contributing to avalanche hazard. Dig snow pits and perform field tests to recognize weak and strong layers in snow pack and practice efficient rescue with avalanche beacons. No previous avalanche education necessary.


Course Description: This 24-hour course is sanctioned by the American Avalanche Association, and students will receive a nationally recognized certificate upon completion. It is designed for those with or without previous avalanche education or experience, seeking a comprehensive and structured course. The schedule includes lectures in Salt Lake City on Friday evening, and a mix of field sessions and lectures on both Saturday and Sunday in Alta and the surrounding backcountry. The graduate of this course will understand the basics of snow science, stability evaluation, safe travel, and rescue, and be ready to make informed decisions in avalanche terrain.

Register here or contact Utah Mountain Adventures:

email: uma@utahmountainadventures.com

phone: 801-550-3986

web: www.UtahMountainAdventures.com

Class Type
Level 1
Class Provider
Utah Mountain Adventures (801-550-3986)
Start Date
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
Salt Lake