UMA's Level 2 is a 24-hr advanced avalanche course 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. Forty percent of the course is classroom-based. Sixty percent is in the backcountry, in and around avalanche terrain.
How to Register:
Ice fall avalanche in Tien Shan Range, Kyrgyzstan
Photo by Tyson Bradley
|Jan 26-29, 2023
|Mar 9-12, 2023
Thur & Fri: 5:30-9pm, Interactive Virtual Lectures
Sat: 7:30am-3:30pm, Field Session
Sun: 7:30am-2:30pm, Field Session
Sun. 4:30-6:30pm, Interactive Virtual Closing Lecture
Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Salt Lake City, Utah
$499 per person plus tax
SWAG Manual, Snow & Avalanche Field Notebook and Certificate of Completion included. Issuance of certificate contingent upon taking a separate, one-day Avalanche Rescue Class.
Requires sufficient fitness to travel 1,500 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.View All Avalanche Classes Custom Avalanche Instruction Avalanche Gear Avalanche Class Logistics Frequently Asked Questions