Lectures: Mondays 12/9/19 & 12/16/19 6:00-10:00PM
Beacon practice: (Choose one day) Wednesday 12/11/19 or 12/18/19 6:00-9:00PM
Field Days: Saturday 1/4/20 & Sunday 1/5/20
To secure a spot contact Avalanche Coordinator Cindy Gagnon at: 303-938-8564 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Ski Patrol Level I avalanche course has been designed to train backcountry travelers in Avalanche avoidance and rescue techniques including avalanche recognition, safe route finding, slope analysis, beacon searching, and avalanche rescue.
The course objectives are:
- Identify avalanche terrain and make route finding decisions
- Identify weak and strong layers
- Perform field tests to appreciate snow stability/instability
- Recognize weather, terrain, and snowpack factors contributing to instability
- Perform small group rescue
- Perform fast and efficient transceiver searches
Level 1 Field Days
- Trailhead beacon check & avalanche forecast review
- Route finding in a Berthoud Pass drainage
- Safe travel techniques in avalanche terrain
- Small party searches for buried victims
- Beacon searching for buried victims
- Basic snowpit techniques
- Basic snow tests (Rutschblock, Compression Test, and Shovel Shear)
- Large party searches for buried victims
Course Fee (includes textbook and handouts):
$155 non-patrollers – SIGN UP VIA CMC WEBSITE
$ 70 registered patrollers – Sign Up via Button Below:
- Students should possess some backcountry skiing, nordic skiing or snowshoeing ability. Those unsure of their ability should contact a course coordinator listed above.
- Students should provide their own personal equipment and food for field days. The instructors will provide additional specialized equipment for each course. Equipment will be discussed prior to each field trip.
- Ephasis is on personal self-sufficiency for all winter backcountry travelers. While the course contents are of a serious nature, a healthy dose of fun has become traditional in all Bryan Mountain classes. You will also meet people interested in outdoor winter recreation.
- Early registration is encouraged. Course sizes are limited.