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MEC Advanced

Alpine Snow Safety Awareness, Transceiver & Rescue Skills

COURSE FEATURES

  • Avalanche Awareness 201: Observations to Decision Making
  • Avalanche Terrain Identification: Hazard Avoidance Through Route Selection
  • Case Study of Avalanche Accidents
  • Decision Making Awareness

FIELD COMPONENTS

Field exercises are designed to give students practical experience identifying and evaluating avalanche terrain, introduction to weather and snowpack observations, and practice performing organized response to avalanche accidents.

  • Avalanche Terrain Identification
  • Route Selection & Hazard Avoidance
  • Introduction to Weather & Snowpack Observation Skills
  • Multiple Rescue Scenarios

Registration can be completed online at our webstore or at our Bellingham Business Office.

MEC ADVANCED • COURSE INFO
2017-2018 SESSION DATES
A TBA
TBA
Session Duration 14 Hours Total • 9:00am to 4:00PM
Session Cost $135 15-16 Mt. Baker Passholders
$175 Non-Passholders
Class Size min. 10 / max. 18

MATERIALS PROVIDED

  • Lift tickets for non-passholders for field components. Curriculum assumes participants have the ability to ski or snowboard terrain typical to backcountry runs. Students will be accessing more/most difficult (blue/black) named runs within the ski area.
  • Books & Classroom Handouts. Textbook is available prior to class, we can mail it to you (S&H charges apply) or you can pick it up at the Mt. Baker Business Office in Bellingham.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • Skis/Snowboard as we will be moving about the ski area during the field sessions.
  • Backcountry rescue gear and outerwear appropriate for field sessions.
  • Optional: Weather observation tools.

Class meets for morning session in the MEC classroom, 2nd floor, Heather Meadows Aid Room at 9:00am. The afternoon session ends at approximately 4:00pm.