Avalanche Online Course – Level 1-2-3                                  (3.5 hour Marathon)

This is our Avalanche Online Course Level 1-2-3 all at once in a 3 hour straight marathon of avalanche skills and knowledge. 

Learning Outcome: Helping you develop a better understanding of winter hazards with increased confidence in decision making in avalanche terrain using all the tools available today:

  • Intro
  • The anatomy of an avalanche
  • Terminology
  • Avalanche problems
  • Snow layers
  • Identifying avalanche terrain (ATES)
  • Bulletins
  • Highs and Lows
  • Effects of orographic lift
  • The funnel
  • Implication of weather in avalanche formation
  • Web links
  • Daily analysis and avalanche synopsis
  • Decision making in avalanche terrain
  • Fill out field book page
  • Maps and apps
  • Whiteout route planning

Time: Sundays at 1:00pm PT, Vancouver BC

Location: Online, using the Zoom conference app

Duration: 210 minutes

Prerequisite: Anyone keen to learn

About the presenters: Guillaume and JF have over 20 years of experience in guiding and teaching. Their wealth of knowledge is deep and spread as far as the mountains. They surround them shelves with local professional guides and instructors with similar philosophy and mind set. We are here to inspire, entertain and educate.