Live and Breath the snowpack

In Canada we enjoy the world’s finest opportunities for snow related outdoor recreation. Each year increasing numbers of skiers, snowboarders, climbers and snowmobile riders are venturing into the mountains with their friends to enjoy these special natural places. Regrettably, each winter some of these people die in avalanches. The Canadian Avalanche Ceenter believes the ability to recognize and avoid avalanche terrain and effectively rescue a member of the group buried by an avalanche are essential winter survival skills for outdoors enthusiasts. Avalanche Skills Training programs (formerly Recreational Avalanche Courses) are an essential first step to safe backcountry use in the winter.

As winter fast approaches there are some spots available on many of the CAC’s hut-based Avalanche Operations Level 1 courses. The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course will provide an entry-level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge available. It is suitable for use by people with basic training and little experience.

These courses are a great value in terms of providing: an ideal learning environment; exclusive use of an operation’s terrain and facilities; along with catered meals, warm lodging and helicopter or snowcat transportation. If you know of anyone who’s looking to spend some quality time learning about professional avalanche training, please forward them this link.

Avalanche course