Avalanche Level 2 Recreational Class - Salt Lake City, Utah

Avalanche Level 2 Recreational Course:

UMA's Level 2 is a 32-hour, advanced avalanche course, including an 8-hour rescue skills day. It is sanctioned by the American Avalanche Association (A3.) Focus is on decision-making for Level 1-experienced backcountry travelers seeking to expand their knowledge of snow science; ski or climb bigger lines; travel in diverse terrain and snowpacks; and ski out-of-bounds safely even when avalanche danger is elevated.

UMA instructors are A3 pro members, highly trained and experienced as guides, teachers and athletes in various terrain, weather and snowpacks. Instructors share the practical tools and knowledge that they rely on to plan, travel, gather key snowpack information and make consequential decisions efficiently and effectively in avalanche terrain. With the exception of the rescue-specific training, forty percent of the course is classroom-based. Sixty percent is in the backcountry, in and around avalanche terrain.

Course Schedule:

Thur & Fri: 5:30-9pm, Interactive Virtual Lectures
Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm, Rescue Field Session
Sat: 7:30am-3:30pm, Field Session
Sun: 7:30am-2:30pm, Field Session
[Travel break]
Sun: 4:30-6:30pm, Interactive Virtual Closing Lecture

Fee:

$649* per person plus tax

Issuance of certificate contingent upon completing all portions of the class or having taken a separate, one-day Avalanche Rescue Class, prior to this class, in the same season.

*$549 for students who took the Rescue portion prior, and opt out of the Friday rescue day for this course.

Level:

Requires sufficient fitness to travel 3,000 ft uphill at altitudes of 7,000 ft and above. Must be comfortable making downhill turns in variable snow conditions, unless using snowshoes. Previous Level 1 Course is required. And at least one season of applying that knowledge is highly recommended.

How to Register:

Ice fall avalanche in Tien Shan Range, Kyrgyzstan

Ice fall avalanche in Tien Shan Range, Kyrgyzstan

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Course Details

2023 Dates

Jan 26-29, 2023
Thurs-Sun

Mar 9-12, 2023
Thurs-Sun

Course Schedule

Thur & Fri: 5:30-9pm, Interactive Virtual Lectures
Sat: 7:30am-3:30pm, Field Session
Sun: 7:30am-2:30pm, Field Session
[Travel break]
Sun. 4:30-6:30pm, Interactive Virtual Closing Lecture

Location

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Salt Lake City, Utah

Fee

$549 to $649 per person plus tax

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P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

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