A 1-day introductory snow safety seminar based on up-to-date curriculum and scenarios highlighting the local Mt. Baker backcountry weather and terrain. Meant to inspire further education, this course features both classroom and field exercises in backcountry safety, decision making, and transceiver based rescue techniques.
- Beginning Avalanche Awareness
- Risk Management & Decision Making
- Ski Area Policies & Signage
- Avalanche Rescue: Principles & Practice
Designed for new transceiver users, the field exercises provide basic orientation to transceiver use and rescue equipment in scenarios that build rescue skills.
- Search Principles
- Transceiver Operation
- Companion Rescue
Please bring your backcountry rescue gear and outerwear appropriate for the afternoon field session. Skis/Snowboards will not be used.
A limited number of transceivers, probes and shovels are provided for student use courtesy of Back Country Access and Ortovox. Please note on enrollment if you need use of these.
Class meets for morning session in the MEC classroom, 2nd floor, Heather Meadows Aid Room at 9:00am. The afternoon session ends at 4:00pm.
Registration can be completed online at our webstore or at our Bellingham Business Office.
MEC Intro to Avalanche Safety • Course Info
|Session Duration||7 Hours • 9:00am to 4:00PM|
|Class Size||min. 10 / max. 18|