The GNFAC along with the Friends of GNFAC and ASMSU are sponsoring this course.
The workshops are held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with a field course on Saturday. Different topics are presented each evening. Topics include: avalanche terrain recognition, the affect weather has on avalanche hazard, the development of the mountain snowpack, decision making skills, and basic search and rescue procedures. Participants in the field course should have basic skiing and snowboarding skills with the appropriate equipment to negotiate “groomed” intermediate ski runs. Please bring skins or snowshoes for uphill travel. Although not required, an avalanche rescue beacon, shovel and probe will be very helpful for the field session.
You MUST attend both classroom sessions to go in the field on Saturday.
Registration is encoraged, but NOT required.
For more information and to register:
Intro to Avalnches w/Field Session: December 4, 5 & 7, 2013