Dates: January 11-13, 2018

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

Location: Arts & Technology Building 204

TUITION: $45.00

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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.

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 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. Campus Map: https://www.fvcc.edu/campus-guide/campus-map/
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
01/11/2018Thursday6 PM to 9 PM Arts & Technology Building 204
01/13/2018Saturday6 PM to 9 PM Off Campus-Whitefish Mountain Resort WF

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