Level 1


Course dates:

January 19 - 21, 2018, 8 am - 5 pm each day, at Canyons Village, Park City Mountain Resort

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

Class Type
Level 1
Class Provider
American Avalanche Institute - 307-733-3315
Start Date
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Park City