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Level 1 Avalanche Course dates at the Bell Lake Yurt near Bozeman, MT

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Avalanche 1 Course Dates, Bell Lake Yurt, Tobacco Roots, MT

http://skimba.com/Avalanche%20Course%20Info.html

Session 1: Fri-Sun, December 9-11, 2011
Session 2: Sat-Mon, MLK weekend January 14-16, 2012
Session 3: Fri-Sun, January 27-29 2012
Session 4: Fri-Sun, February 10-12, 2012

Based in the incredible Bell Lake Basin, these courses cover terrain, weather, snowpack, and human factors, all of which contribute to the avalanche hazard. During the field sessions you will identify avalanche terrain, and practice route finding and safe travel. You will dig snow pits, identify weak layers and make stability evaluations of the slopes you want to ski. There will also be extensive practice with avalanche transceivers as well as avalanche rescue scenarios. Angela Patnode is an avalanche educator for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, the Montana Outdoor Science School, and the American Avalanche Institute. She is also a Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association, has over 200 weeks in the field instructing for the National Outdoor Leadership School, and is currently certified as a Wilderness First Responder and in CPR.




-Yurts make the best classrooms.
-Earn your Avy 1 in the field.
-3 days, (24 total course hours)
-2 night's stay at the yurt
-all meals included

blyurt@skimba.com 406 995 3880 Thanks, Kevin
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I really need to look for an Avalanche course near me.

Thanks for posting this info for those in your area.

 

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Awesome! I was wondering where I could find a course like this! Hope I can save enough cash so that my gf and I can both attend. (It's not just the class, but we both need entirely new setups, i.e. boots, skis, bindings, skins, et al) If not this season, then definitely next season. I figure I should definitely take a class like this before thinking about BC skiing.

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Here is a link of all the AIARE course providers, you should be able to find a provider near you.

 

http://aiare.info/providers_list.php

 

 

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