The David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce its fourth season sponsoring mountain safety courses. The course will also be sponsored by the Association of Professional Patrollers (APP) with the support and collaboration of Stevens Pass, The Summit at Snoqualmie and Mission Ridge. The courses are FREE and open to the public with the schedule listed below. All classes are from 9am - 1pm.

The Mountain Safety and Awarness Course will emphasize ski area basics (know the code), skiing with buddies, tree well and deep snow safety and basic first-aid. Although the courses will be directed primarily to 10-15 year olds, others are welcome to register. Class size will be limited to no more than 25 students per class, and there will be at least three instructors for each class.


  • Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Companion Rescue Workshop will cover beacon operations (fundamentals, coarse search, fine search and practice), probes usage, strategic shoveling and putting it all together with a mock search and rescue. 


  • Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Sunday, February 23, 2014

Avalanche Awareness


  • Sunday, January 12, 2014
  • Sunday, March 9, 2014

The primary instructors will be Corey Rubinfeld (an APP-certified ski patroller, professional ski patroller and medical trainer at Stevens Pass, AIARE Avalanche Instructor, high school science teacher and course director for Outward Bound Wilderness) and Kevin Marston (16 years professional ski patroller, currently at Alpental Ski Area at Snoqualmie, a Washington State DOT avalanche forecaster, and current president of the Backcountry Rescue Canines Association). The additional instructors will be from the three participating ski areas.

Classes are FREE and open to the public - please follow the link below to register.