The Skills course consists of one lecture and one full field day. Beacon rescue, snowpits, and group travel are addressed. The Level I conveys the same topics in more detail, and participants get a chance to apply the skills learned under the supervision of a guide.
If you have spent time in avalanche-prone terrain outside ski resorts, you are probably ready for the Level I. At least some touring experience is recommended, but not required.
Avalanche Skills is for anyone considering venturing outside controlled ski resort boundaries. It is appropriate for those who have never toured before or are seeking a succinct review of the material.
Serious recreational backcountry skiers and snowboarders, mountaineers, ice climbers and snowshoers enjoy the class. Ski patrollers, mountain guides, heli-ski guides, and other winter outdoor leaders also are common in the course. Level I or an equivalent introductory avalanche class is a prerequisite.
Utah Backcountry Skiing
Photo by Tyson Bradley
Call (801) 550-3986 or email us at uma@UtahMountainAdventures.com
Thanks for helping to keep us safe in the backcountry and thanks for teaching us something new !
- Kate Schmidt
We all had a blast! Tyson is a great instructor. I'm looking forward to Level II in January.
- Polly Hart
All in all it was a wonderful experience and we definitely gained the confidence that we will be able to make sound decisions in the backcountry.
- Todd Berget