This course is for skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and climbers who venture into avalanche terrain (which includes the White Mountains!). Avalanches are serious business as evidenced by the increasing number of injuries and deaths suffered by climbers, hikers and skiers while in the mountains. This course will give you an introduction to assessing snow conditions and avalanche terrain. You will learn how to use avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels and what do do if you are caught in a slide. This can be a one or two day course.
This is not a certification course, for a complete course in Avalanche Safety we recommend the 3 Day AIARE Level I Course.
Student Prerequisites :
Students must be comfortable outdoors and prepared for winter conditions. There are no other prerequisites.