This one-day ‘Introduction to Avalanches’ course is a great first step for the resort rider who wants to leave the ski area boundary and get into the backcountry* or for anyone curious about avalanches. The course begins with a two-hour morning classroom session followed by an afternoon of hands-on, outdoor exercises with our talented Field Team.

Sign Up Here!    Participants will learn the basics of:

  • How to read and interpret the avalanche bulletin
  • How weather, terrain and snowpack contribute to avalanche danger
  • The consequences of an avalanche
  • How to recognize avalanche terrain
  • The minimum required rescue equipment
  • A demonstration of companion rescue

Unlike our backcountry field days, touring equipment and avalanche rescue gear are not required. If you have avalanche safety gear, feel free to bring it. No experience is necessary other than intermediate skiing ability and a desire to learn about avalanches.

(*) This Introductory class is not a substitute for a AIARE Level 1 avy course.

Location: Mary Jane Base, Winter Park Ski Area

Dates: March 10, 11

Course length: 8 hours

Price: $20

Sign Up Here! 

-Discounted lift Tickets are available-

For more information, contact info@berthoudpass.org

On Snow Events: ‘Introduction to Avalanches’ Courses at Mary Jane Ski Area

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