The David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce its 11th season of sponsoring mountain safety workshops. The courses 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 Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Workshops will cover basic avalanche fundamentals and terminology, how to recognize and avoid avalanche terrain, identifying red flags, assessing weather conditions, learning how and why layered snow can create avalanche conditions, basic companion rescue, avalanche mitigation techniques and boundaries.


  • Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018

The primary instructors will be Angela Seidling (an APP Certified Ski Patroller at Stevens Pass and Certified Wilderness First Responder, and AIARE Level 1 Instructor) and Steve Kunnen (Stevens Pass Pro Patroller for 19 years, AIARE Avalanche Instructor, Stevens Pass Mountain Education Instructor, and former PSA Instructor).

All courses are from 9am – 1pm. Participants meet at the Stevens Pass Pro Patrol office in the basement of the Granite Peaks Lodge. The courses are held in the Mountain Education Yurt. Participants should be prepared to be outside part of the course, however ski/snowboard gear is not necessary for the course.

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