Dates: July 6-7, 2019

Meets: Sa and Su from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

TUITION: $385.00

There are 4 openings remaining at this time.

This two-day course is designed for packrafters looking to paddle on more demanding rivers and competently plan and execute longer trips in sidecountry or wilderness settings. The first day will begin with a short classroom session to introduce some packrafting concepts and planning ideas. Day 1 finishes with campsite selection and a riverside overnight camping. Day 2 is spent working on navigation and rescue skills; throughout both days the course covers Leave No Trace topics. The venue for this course is a great example for some of the most common Montana rivers and creeks encountered on packraft trips. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River is the quintessential medium volume glacial river which is fast, cold, and rocky. Boating on the Flathead is great training grounds for perfecting river maneuvers, ferries, hitting wave trains and avoiding holes. This course includes an in-depth look at topics including: Leave No Trace, Equipment, Outfitting & Rigging Your Packrafting, Principles of River Safety and Self Rescue, Reading Whitewater, Responsibilities and Techniques of River Running, and Multi-Day Trip Planning and Side Country Considerations. In addition to learning fundamental skills, we focus on the importance of good decision-making, personal judgment and group responsibility. Prerequisites: Completion of Level 1 Essentials of Packrafting, or equivalent experience.


Classes meet at Great Northern Whitewater Rafting and Resort in West Glacier.
Fee: $385.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)TUITION$ 380.00
Course Fee (Alternate)SENIOR$ 375.00
Mandatory FeeCEC$ 5.00
Date Day Time Location
07/06/2019Saturday9 AM to 5 PM Off Campus W Glacier
07/07/2019Sunday9 AM to 5 PM Off Campus W Glacier