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Mountain Safety Courses

BACKCOUNTRY BASICS
DECISION MAKING IN COMPLEX TERRAIN
COMPANION RESCUE
GLACIER TRAVEL/CREVASSE RESCUE

The key to being safe and having long lifetime of adventure in the mountains is to never stop learning.  It is very hard to stay current and practice safety skills with your friends instead of going skiing.  That's all fine until an accident occurs and stress sets in.  Backcountry skiing is only worth it if you return to your families at the end of the day.  Learn from our wealth of experience to make good decisions and avoid accidents all together.  Backcountry skiing is not risk free and comes with many hazards to mitigate in order to be safe.  The courses listed below will prepare you to be ready should an unfortunate accident occur in the mountains.

Choose from our courses listed below to get you prepared for a safe fun ski touring season.  

 
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Avalanche  Safety Courses

 

Backcountry Basics

November 28/29, 2020

December 12/13, 2020

January 9/10, 2021

Cost = 225/person + tax

Max participants = 8 people

An introductory Avalanche training course designed to give you all of the tools that you need to begin the never ending learning process of recreating safely in Avalanche terrain.  This course consists of a six hour online learning course and two full days spent in Rogers Pass.  If you are new to Backcountry Skiing or simply want to dust the cobwebs off of your Avalanche knowledge and Safety Skills at the beginning of the winter then this is the course for you.  Avalanche theory, understanding Avalanche Forecasts, Snow stability tests, and Companion Rescue techniques are all covered in this course.

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Decision making in complex terrain

December 4-7, 2020

December 18-21, 2020

January 15-18, 2021

Cost = 750/person + tax

Max participants = 4 people

Decision Making in Complex Terrain is a four day course about developing your decision making tools as a backcountry skier.  In this course you will be exposed to hazards and learn how to mitigate them.  As we travel through various types of terrain we will discuss where accidents can occur and learn from mistakes made in the past.  Learning the latest snow tests and when/where to get the most important information for reducing risk will be a daily exercise on this course.  Each day will have rescue exercises so that by the end of the course you be confident in your skills in self rescue should an avalanche occur.  This course is the perfect foundation for you to start the never ending learning process of recreating in avalanche terrain.  Group sizes are kept to a minimum for increased learning and mentorship during the course.

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COMPANION RESCUE

November 28, 2020

December 12, 2020

January 9, 2021

Cost = 150/person + tax

Max participants = 8 people

Be prepared when the unexpected occurs.  This intense one day course is a great opportunity to learn what to do should an avalanche or injury occur.  An excellent recurrent training course to refresh your skills at the start of a new ski season.  Starting with tree well rescue and extraction techniques for when friends are found missing tree skiing.  Rescue toboggans and essential equipment for medical emergencies will then be covered.  Then we will shift to the Avalanche accident scenario focusing on the latest techniques used when an avalanche burial occurs.  Improve and refresh your Transceiver skills, Shovelling, Probing techniques.  We will cycle through as many scenarios as possible so that everyone has had a chance to lead a rescue and perform each scenario.  Be ready this winter and know what to do if your friends are caught in an avalanche.

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Glacier Travel
Crevasse Rescue

January 23/24, 2021

January 30/31, 2021

Cost = 275/person + tax

As the season goes on and we start skiing more on Glaciers it's important to know what to do should a friend fall in a Crevasse.  Learn how to properly travel on Glaciers, but more importantly know how to extract a person from a Crevasse.  Roped Glacier travel, ascending ropes, snow anchor building, zee pulley, and mechanical advantage raising and lowering systems are all covered in this course.

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We respond within 24 hours to all inquiries.  Due to the many options that we provide, we prefer to communicate with you first prior to confirming a booking.

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