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Wanted: Level I Avalanche Class (Colorado)

post #1 of 12
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I'm looking for a Level I avalanche class, preferably December, in Colorado. (CMC is already full; I'm #8 on the waiting list.)
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Originally Posted by humpndunk View Post
I'm looking for a Level I avalanche class, preferably December, in Colorado. (CMC is already full; I'm #8 on the waiting list.)

Learn to love the Colorado Avalanche Center (not to be confused with Joe Sakic)

http://avalanche.state.co.us/
post #3 of 12
I'm looking for one too (#6 on the waiting list). CAIC doesn't have anything on the schedule yet. I'll keep an eye out for any FOBP cert classes as well (doesn't look like they've updated their website for the upcoming season).
post #4 of 12
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I'd already checked the CAIC site, but I'd never heard of FOBP. I looked it up and have now bookmarked the site. If anyone finds a class anywhere, I'd appreciate hearing about it!
post #5 of 12
The Silverton Avalanche School is the call.

LEVEL I: JAN 18-20, 2008
LEVEL I: JAN 25-27, 2008
post #6 of 12
CMC will also have another Level 1 class in the spring (March or April). They don't have it on the schedule yet, but registration for that starts in early December I think.
post #7 of 12
Alternatively, instead of waiting for course schedules to be posted, just contact any CO AIARE providers/instructors to see what they're planning (or what they could plan for a small group organized by potential participants):
http://www.avtraining-admin.org/courseprov.cfm
http://avtraining.org/Avalanche-Trai...structors.html
Also, note that even AIARE Level 1 intro courses will be 24 hours of instruction for this coming season -- whether that's three full consecutive days or two full consecutive days plus some evening sessions etc is up to the individual course provider, but either way, a simple Saturday-Sunday course is no longer going to qualify as an AIARE Level 1.
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Alternatively, instead of waiting for course schedules to be posted, just contact any CO AIARE providers/instructors to see what they're planning (or what they could plan for a small group organized by potential participants):
If anyone is interested in doing this without a Saturday, count me in. Faisasy knows how to find me! I took part of the Level I course at the WMS meeting last spring in Park City, but was not at the whole meeting, so I need to do the whole thing.
post #9 of 12
there's usually a couple in January in the Eldora slackcountry; usually in conjunction with the Ski Patrol. watch the Eldora for announcement.
post #10 of 12
Dave, the CMC Avy level 1 classes are on a Monday, Wednesday, and two Fridays. I'll give you a buzz when they start registration for the spring classes.
post #11 of 12
For ski patrol courses, go here:
http://www.nsp.org/nsp2002/edu_templ...le&search=view
... choose Rocky Mountain, then choose either Avalanche Fundamentals and Rescue (more abbreviated course) or Level 1 Avalanche.
Right now only the following shows up, but courses can be added at any time, often in the middle of the season.
*****
Level I Avalanche 14145 11/27/2007 12/1/2007
Patrol: R005 - Bryan Mt Nordic Instructor: Greg Stark gbstark@gmail.com
Location: Boulder, CO
Notes: Two evening classroom sessions in Boulder, one Saturday field session near Berthoud Pass. Cost: $50
post #12 of 12
I'm suprised no one has listed http://www.alpineworldascents.com/cl...e-2.asp?Type=1

They have a good rep.
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