Level 1

www.americanavalancheinstitute.com

Course dates:

January 25 - 28, 2018 at Hampton Inn, Salt Lake City & Little Cottonwood Canyon

January 25 & 26 are evening sessions, 6-9 pm, January 27 & 28 are full day sessions - 8 am - 5pm

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

 

www.americanavalancheinstitute.com

(307) 733-3315

Class Type
Level 1
Price
400.00
Class Provider
American Avalanche Institute - (307) 733-3315
Start Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Region
Salt Lake