*You must be at least 16 years old to register for this course*
Students can expect the following topics to be presented during the course:
Snow Metamorphism and Weather Effects on Snow
- Surface Hoar Formation
- Slab Mechanics
- Stability Testing
- Observation Guidelines
- Recording Standards
- Stability Analysis
Cost Includes: AIARE Certified Level 2 Course Leader; AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course Manual; AIARE Field Book, and AIARE Level 2 certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Not Included: Lunch & snacks, avalanche rescue gear*, backcountry travel system**
Student to Instructor Ratio: 6 to 1, with a maximum of 6 students per course.
Prerequisites: Participants should possess previous winter backcountry travel experience and be intermediate level backcountry skiers or riders. Snowshoes and Cross-Country skis are NOT appropriate for this course.
Suggested Reading: Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow, by Fesler & Fredston