Dates: January 21, 2023

Meets: Sa from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Off Campus-Whitefish WF

TUITION: $65.00

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This eight hour partner rescue clinic will focus on avalanche rescue skills for small recreational groups.

Expect outside lectures, combined with hands on training. A rescue clinic focuses on avalanche rescue skills for small recreational groups.

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.

In this class you will learn to:
Wear and operate an avalanche beacon
Properly carry and assemble an avalanche shovel and probe.
Effective probing and shoveling strategies.
Perform a mock companion rescue (pinpoint, probe, fully extricate an object) in simple terrain in less than 5 minutes.
Know how to practice these skills frequently and maintain rescue equipment.


Meet at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Flathead Avalanche Center will contact you regarding location details prior to the meeting date. Transportation is on your own. Wear appropriate clothing, and provide your own lunch.
Fee: $65.00

Off Campus-Whitefish WF