Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Avalanche courses now getting signups

It seems as soon as September 1st rolled around, a whole lot of people started thinking more in terms of fall and winter and began signing up for our Avalanche Level 1 course. Luckily, we are offering many dates this winter (11 to be exact), starting in December and ending in March.

All dates are currently open, but several of them are approaching half full:

Dec 7 - 9, Dec 14 - 16, Jan 4 - 6, Jan 11 - 13, Jan 19 - 21, Jan 25 - 27, Feb 1 - 3, Feb 8 - 10, Feb 22 - 24, Feb 29 - Mar 2, Mar 7 - 9

The 3-day Avalanche Level 1 uses AIARE curriculum (the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) and you receive a certification of completion at the end. The course is for skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers who are ready to step out of bounds and into the backcountry. It will equip you with the knowledge and decision-making skills needed for safe backcountry travel, including sound avalanche hazard assessment and solid rescue technique.

Call or write Shawn Olson with questions: or 800-424-2249.

Stay safe in the backcountry!

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