Course Description


1 day (8 hours) field component

Date | Location: 

3.8.20  Field Component | Lolo Pass Backcountry

Price: $175.00

Women’s SAVY Avalanche Rescue Course

This season’s females only “SAVY” level 1 course is designed for current and aspiring female backcountry travelers. This course focuses on developing a solid foundation in avalanche knowledge and backcountry travel skills. This course follows the American Avalanche Association (A3) curriculum. INSTRUCTORS COVER INFORMATION GATHERING AND DECISION-MAKING STRATEGIES FOR STAYING SAFE IN THE WINTER BACKCOUNTRY.  FORTY PERCENT OF THE COURSE IS CLASSROOM-BASED AND THE OTHER SIXTY PERCENT IS FIELD-BASED. PARTICIPANTS WILL TRAVEL IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, IN AND AROUND AVALANCHE TERRAIN.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Professional Level 1 course.

This course will cover:

  • Survival statistics
  • Survival strategies
  • Transceiver fundamentals
  • Single beacon search practice
  • Shoveling methodology
  • Multiple burial search techniques
  • Introduction to airbags & other tools
  • Rescue response drills

Additional Information

What is included:

  1. Professional instruction
  2. Course workbooks
  3. Classroom and field instruction
  4. Lift tickets (unless otherwise noted), if the course is operating out of a ski area

What is not included:

  1. Transportation to and from the trailhead
  2. Personal gear
  3. Avalanche rescue gear
  4. Food