Schedule has been modified due to COVID-19
Learn safe travel in avalanche terrain and recognition of weather, snow pack, terrain and human factors contributing to avalanche hazard. Dig snowpits and perform field tests to recognize strong over weak layers in snowpack and practice efficient individual and group rescue with avalanche beacon, shovel and probe. UMA avalanche instructors are broadly experienced, patient, passionate professionals with an intimate knowledge of the Wasatch Mountains.
This 24-hour, Recreational Level 1 Course is sanctioned by the American Avalanche Association, and students will receive a nationally recognized certificate upon completion. It is designed for those seeking a comprehensive and structured course. Graduates will understand the basics of snow science, stability evaluation, safe travel, and rescue, and be ready to make informed decisions in avalanche terrain.
The schedule includes Interactive Virtual Lectures on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings, and field sessions on Saturday and Sunday in the Cottonwood Canyons backcountry. Students should be competent in snow travel. Splitboarders and snowshoers are welcome, as well as backcountry skiers.
How to Register:
Avalanche with adjacent skier in Silver Fork
Photo by Bruce Tremper
|Dec 10 - 13, 2020||Thur-Sun|
|Dec 17 - 20, 2020||Thur-Sun|
|Jan 7 - 10, 2021||Thur-Sun|
|Jan 21 - 24, 2021||Thur-Sun|
|Feb 4 - 7, 2021||Thur-Sun|
|Feb 18 - 21, 2021||Thur-Sun|
|Mar 4 - 7, 2021||Thur-Sun|
|Mar 18 - 21, 2021||Thur-Sun|
* Feel free to register for full classes to be placed on the waitlist
Th and Fri, 5:30-9 pm. Live Virtual Lectures
Sat 8am-4pm, Field Session
Sun 8am-3pm, Field Session
Sun, 5-7, pm Zoom Meeting (Wrap-up)
Salt Lake City, Utah
$425 per person plus tax.
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.
Intermediate. Up and downhill snow travel skills required. Avalanche Awareness/Skills class and/or backcountry experience recommended.View All Avalanche Classes Custom Avalanche Instruction Avalanche Gear Avalanche Class Logistics Frequently Asked Questions