The Level 1 Refresher course is designed for students already familiar with the content of a Level 1 Avalanche class. The course consists of a 3-hour evening classroom session, and a full-day field session. On the field session day, we will travel in and around backcountry avalanche terrain.

Topics We Will Cover:

  • Recent changes to level 1 course material
  • Snow metamorphism and processes
  • Pit diagrams and recording
  • Trip plans and use of the avalanche advisory
  • Route selection and terrain considerations
  • Companion rescue scenario
  • Stability assessment, decision making and travel protocols

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