Course Description


11 hours | 1 evening & 1 day

Date | Location: 

2.15.20 Classroom Component | University of Montana, Missoula Campus

2.16.20 Field Component | Lolo Pass Backcountry

Price: $205.00

Avalanche Level 1 Refresher

The goal of the AvalancheLevel 1 Refresher course is to update skills and knowledge from a previous Avalanche Level 1 course. This refresher is great preparation for an Avalanche Level 2 course or Professional Level 1 course and is important if the Level 1 was taken three or more years ago. This course is designed to help answer questions that come up after applying Level 1 knowledge in the field.  The evening session will be classroom-based and the full-day session will be field-based, traveling in and around avalanche terrain.

The Avalanche Level 1 Refresher covers:

  • Snow metamorphism review
  • Interpreting avalanche forecast bulletins
  • Route planning
  • Rescue scenarios and transceiver practice
  • Review of stability tests
  • Recognizing avalanche terrain, route selection & travel techniques
  • Communication and group management in the backcountry


  • Avalanche Level 1 Course

Recommended Reading

  • Snow Sense, Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler
  • Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper
  • Avalanche Essentials, Bruce Tremper



Avalanche Level 1 Refresher | Lolo Pass

  • If notice of cancellation is received within 30 days of the course we will offer a full refund. If notice is received 14-30 days before the course we will offer a 50% refund of course costs. If notice of cancellation is received within 14 days of the course no refund can be given.
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