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 traveled in avalanche-prone terrain outside ski resorts, you are probably ready for the Level I. At least some touring or other backcountry snow travel experience is required.
Avalanche Skills is for anyone considering venturing outside controlled ski resort boundaries. It is appropriate for those who have never toured or traveled in snow before or are seeking a succinct review of the material.
Serious recreational backcountry skiers and snowboarders, mountaineers, ice climbers and snowshoers will enjoy the UMA Recreational Level 2 class. Level I, personal experience and Avalanche Rescue are prerequisites.
Ski patrollers, mountain guides, heli-ski guides, and other aspiring professional winter outdoor leaders should take the Pro Avi 2.
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