Dates: January 11-13, 2018
Meets: Thursday 6 - 9 PM; Saturday 9AM-4PM
Location: Arts & Technology Building 204
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This class, for skiers and snowboarders, is geared 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 avalanching. Companion rescue techniques will also be covered, including the use of avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes. Required gear: Must have a fully operational modern avalanche transceiver (457kHz), an avalanche shovel (no plastic blades) and an avalanche probe. Also required are downhill (or backcountry) skis or snowboard with appropriate bindings. You do not need climbing skins.
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 is on your own. Provide your own 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.
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|Course Fee (Basic)||TUITION||$ 40.00|
|Course Fee (Alternate)||SENIOR||$ 35.00|
|Mandatory Fee||CEC||$ 5.00|
Arts & Technology Building 204
|01/11/2018||Thursday||6 PM to 9 PM ||Arts & Technology Building 204 |
|01/13/2018||Saturday||6 PM to 9 PM ||Off Campus-Whitefish Mountain Resort WF |