The Level 2 avalanche course will be an interactive four-day course consisting of 40% classroom time and 60% field study. The instructors and students will be traveling in the backcountry immediately surrounding Whitefish Mountain Resort in and around avalanche terrain.
WHO:Advanced backcountry users
WHAT:Level 2 Avalanche Course
WHEN:Feb 27- Mar 2
WHERE:Base Lodge & On Mountain
Level 2 Course Dates
Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 2014
The course will be following American Avalanche Association guidelines focusing on:
- Weather history and its application to stability assessment.
- The use and interpretation of stability tests.
- Reading, interpreting and using avalanche forecasts along with field observations to make competent decision-making plans when entering avalanche terrain.
- Advanced rescue skills with avalanche transceivers
- Field observations of snowpack, weather and terrain along with the elements of snowpack formation.
- The human factors that contribute to the decision making process.
Level 2 Course Prerequisites & Minimum Requirments
- Have attended a Level 1 or Level 1 refresher in the ast 5 years.
- Level 1 may not be taken in same season as Level 2.
- Read:Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrainby Bruce Tremper.
- Must be able to efficiently travel in the backcountry with up to 3000-4000 vertical feet of climbing using a splitboard or skis.
Space is limited so Register Online athttp://bigmountainskipatrol.org