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Mountain Education Center

Check back in November for course details & to register!

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Intro to Avalanche Awareness

A first step before entering the backcountry from the Mt. Baker Ski Area, our intro awareness course is designed for in-area skiers and snowboarders seeking foundational knowledge about avalanches, mountain weather and big mountain safety.

photo: Adam Clark @atomicpepper

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Avalanche Awareness & Backcountry Fundamentals

Our two-day awareness and safety course combines a Mt. Baker region-focused overview of avalanches, mountain weather and terrain selection with a companion rescue session that teaches the small group rescue skills required to respond to a burial in the backcountry.

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Annual Rescue Skills Refresher

Aimed at experienced Baker backcountry travelers, our annual skill-sharpening refresher focuses on multiple beacon search, pinpoint probing and strategic shoveling with an objective of speeding search and recovery times in the event of an avalanche incident.

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Avalanche Casualty Care

Introduced to the Mt Baker MEC programs last season, and co-sponsored by Remote Medical Training, our critical care course is designed to provide hands-on critical care education about in-the-field avalanche incident medicine and evacuation techniques.