Introduction to Avalanche - Level 1
February 15 - 17
Students must attend Avalanche Workshop listed above, the official course begins Friday (2/15), 2 pm-9 pm, all day Saturday & Sunday at Az Snowbowl- Transportation is provided. Friday session meets at the Health and Learning Center.
Offered in conjunction with the Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center, this course uses AAA level 1 certification guidelines, and will cover the following: Identify avalanche terrain; Identify basic grain types, weak layers and strong layers; Perform field tests to determine snowpack stability/instability; Recognize weather and terrain factors contributing to instability; Perform rescue through fast and efficient transceiver use; Apply safe-travel techniques; and understand factors contributing to human error in decision-making.
The format used for level 1 training courses generally entails three consecutive days (33% classroom, 66% field). Certification is based on satisfactory completion of both written and practical examinations. You can complete the field portion on skies, snowboard, or snowshoes.Days:
1 2 3 4
2, PRM 225