When:Friday, April 4 2014 - Sunday, April 6 2014
Where:K2 Mountain Education Center
This is a 3-day/24-hour course designed to introduce the backcountry enthusiast to the fundamentals of avalanche education. At the end of the course the student will be able to recognizing avalanche terrain; know how to prepare for and plan travel in avalanche terrain; have a framework for decision-making in avalanche terrain; and be able to initiate an effective companion rescue in avalanche terrain. The class starts inside for lecture and powerpoint discussions, and then moves out to the mountain for hands-on skills practice. All students are required to have skis or a snowboard for the backcountry. Touring gear, including shovel, probe, beacon and skins or snowshoes is required. Student to instructor ratio is 6:1, with minimum of three students and maximum of 12.
Cost: $300 ($327 with lift tickets)
For more information on our Avalanche & First Aid Education courses, you can visit our full course listing HERE or call 206-812-4510 ext. 4178 to speak with our Mountain Education Coordinator.
To register, please call our Sales & Reservations office at 206-812-4510 ext. 4206.
NOTE: Classes can be offered on other times/days by special request for groups of four or more.