Intro to Avalanches

Course Description

This class is great for getting your feet wet or for a quick refresher. The intro class consists of an evening in the classroom, followed by a day on the snow. We’ll discuss which resources you have, how to apply them and learn the basics of equipment and technologies available to help you have better rides. Intro classes are offered for sleds and snowbikes. An intro is a great place to start.


There are no prerequisites for this class. The on-snow will be in the field and regular gear and food for a typical day ride is required. We will have periods of strong physical activity and periods of learning so layer appropriately. Rescue gear (shovel, transceiver, probe and a suitable backpack or avy bag) is mandatory and can be provided by our great sponsors upon request. Helmets are required for on snow travel.