Learn the basics of snow safety.
An intro to Winter backcountry travel. If you have been eyeing up the untouched terrain that lays beyond of the in-bounds signs, and you are looking for the next adventure, then this course is your first step. You will spend an evening in the classroom learning about how the Avalanche Canada bulletin works, followed by two full days in the field going over route selection, snowpack assessment, and understanding the use of avalanche safety tools. Students will leave this course with an understanding of some of the risks associated with big mountain terrain in the winter, and you will have the tools to help make educated choices when deciding what conditions and terrain are safe to ski, ride or snowshoe.
***Due to COVID-19, all classroom components need to be completed in advance on a virtual training platform. Your instructor will be in touch with you and will send you the appropriate links and resources to complete this portion of the course.***