The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no avalanche related experience. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and manage a self rescue, have a basic understanding of how weather contributes to avalanche hazard, be able to understand and interpret avalanche bulletins and the hazard scale, be able to interpret and utilize the Avaluator card and learn basic analysis of layers in the snowpack.
This custom two and a half day course will start with an afternoon and evening of classroom based learning on the Friday in Powell River followed by two days in the field based from the East Branch Cabin/Knuckles.
Included in the price:
Instructor, Instructors travel to Powell River ferry terminal return, Avaluator Trip Planner, texbook, use of transceiver, shovel and probe, industry-recognized certificate of completion and Avalanche Canada Student Fee.
Not included in the price:
Transportation, food and accommodation for participants and instructor (instructor to be picked up from Powell River ferry landing and to be billeted with meals for the duration of the course); personal clothing and equipment (list supplied on booking).