Dates: December 14-16, 2017

Meets: Thursday 6 - 9 PM; Saturday 9 AM- 4PM

Location: Arts & Technology Building 204

TUITION: $45.00

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Classroom and Field This course, for skiers and snowboarders, aims to help you recognize and understand obvious avalanche hazards through both a classroom and a field session. The course provides a brief introduction to avalanche statistics and human factors, terminology, terrain, snowpack and weather factors, trip planning and preparation, simple decision making tools and backcountry travel protocols. In the field session, you will gain an understanding of how a layered snowpack contributes to avalanches. Companion rescue techniques will also be covered, including the use of avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes. You are required to have a fully operational modern avalanche transceiver (457kHz), an avalanche shovel (no plastic blades) and an avalanche probe. You are required to have downhill (or backcountry) skis or snowboard with appropriate bindings. You do not need climbing skins.

Notes:

Thursday class will meet in the Arts & Technology Building, Room 204 on the FVCC campus. The Saturday class will be held at the Whitefish Mountain Resort. Transportation to the Whitefish Mountain is on your own. Bring or plan to buy lunch. Wear appropriate clothing. You are required to have a fully operational modern avalanche transceiver (457kHz), an avalanche shovel (no plastic blades) and an avalanche probe. You are required to have downhill (or backcountry) skis or snowboard with appropriate bindings. You do not need climbing skins.
Fee: $45.00
Hours:10.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)TUITION$ 40.00
Course Fee (Alternate)SENIOR$ 35.00
Mandatory FeeCEC$ 5.00

Arts & Technology Building 204

FVCC-Kalispell, MT
Date Day Time Location
12/14/2017Thursday6 PM to 9 PM Arts & Technology Building 204
12/16/2017Saturday9 AM to 4 PM Off Campus-Whitefish Mountain Resort WF

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