Dates: February 10-12, 2022

Meets: Thur 6-9pm; Sat 8am-4pm

Location: Arts & Technology Building 204

TUITION: $60.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Gain a more in-depth understanding of avalanche hazard and terrain. This course, for skiers and snowboarders, aims to help you recognize and understand obvious avalanche hazards through both a classroom and a field session. 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 will be covered. 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.

Class includes three-hours of instruction and a full day in the field.

Notes:

Thursday class will be held on the FVCC campus. The Saturday class will be held at the Whitefish Mountain Resort. Transportation is on your own. Dress appropriately for all weather conditions. Provide your own lunch. 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 a splitboard or climbing skins for this course.
Fee: $60.00
Hours:10.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)TUITION$ 55.00
Mandatory FeeSupply Fee$ 5.00

Arts & Technology Building 204

FVCC-Kalispell, MT
Date Day Time Location
02/10/2022Thursday6 PM to 9 PM Arts & Technology Building 204
02/12/2022Saturday8 AM to 4 PM Off Campus-Whitefish WF

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