FOBP On-Snow Registration

It’s time to register for the Friends of Berthoud Pass On-Snow Avalanche Awareness class*, held at the summit of Berthoud Pass. This year, we will host two days of On-Snow classes – January 23rd and 24th.  You only need to register for one of these days, not both.

YOU MUST have attended a classroom session this season in order to attend the on-snow. Every participant is required to provide their own beacon, shovel, and probe as well as AT/Tele skis or a Splitboard. Snowshoeing and bootpacking will not be permitted!

REQUIRED: Download, sign and bring the Liability Waiver with you to the class.  Without the waiver, you will not be allowed to participate.

During the day you will learn the basics of:

  • How to read and interpret the avalanche bulletin
  • How weather, terrain and snowpack contribute to avalanche danger
  • How to recognize avalanche terrain
  • How to deploy your rescue equipment
  • A demonstration of companion rescue

*This introductory class is not a substitute for a AIARE Level 1 course.

Location: Berthoud Pass summit

Dates: Jan 23,24

Time:  be geared up in the Berthoud Pass parking lot by 8:30am.

Course length: one day

Price: Free.

Registration Link

Liability Waiver

2016 Avalanche Awareness On-Snow

2 thoughts on “2016 Avalanche Awareness On-Snow

  • January 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    The vast majority of “Pass” backcountry skiers and riders either bootpack or snowshoe. Excluding them, while surely more convenient, more likely risks having most of those who need this knowledge end up under the snow.

    • January 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Dave, Thanks for the comment. We feel that it is important that everyone who participates in our on-snow is able to travel uphill efficiently and safely in order to create the best possible learning environment. Unfortunately, snowshoes add a logistical challenge that we try not to burden our volunteer field instructors with. AT and Splitboard rentals are available from various front range locations for anyone who doesn’t own them. If you have any other questions or comments feel free to shoot me an email. Thank You – JP


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