Avalanche Training

Boulder Creek 2017-18 Avalanche Training Schedule

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New Avalanche Rescue Class!

Dec 9th, 8:00 am -5:00 pm $100

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Dec 10th, 8:00 am -5:00 pm $100

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New class by the American Avalanche Association.  Prerequisite for level II, but can be taken anytime.  Fast paced eight hour class with minimum of five hours in field.  For recreational riders, guides, and search and rescue teams.  This is a snowmobile specific class and we will be traveling to areas by snowmobile.

Who? For recreational riders, pros, guides, and search and rescue teams.

Location:  The Last Resort.  14254 Salmon La Sac Rd.  Ronald, WA  509-649-2222

Class content:  Escape and survival techniques, rescuer safety/response, scene safety, communication, transceiver, shoveling and probing techniques, victim basic care, deep burials, close proximity rescues, RECCO, using advanced features on your transceiver, three ways to utilize snowmobiles in rescue, leading a rescue, rescue scenarios, timed transceiver searches and much more.

What to do for preparation: Read your transceiver manual. Practice single and double burial transceiver drills before class.  Make sure all your gear is ready.  Bring notebook and pen to class.  Would highly recommend getting started in backcountry ascender. www.backcountryascender.com.  Make notes on questions you have for class.

What to bring:  Transceiver (3 antenna), shovel, probe, tunnel bag, backpack or airbag pack, sunglasses, multiple pairs of gloves, sunscreen, face protection, survival and first aid gear, hat, food (lunch) and water for in the field, extra layers, head lamp, notebook, pens, pencil, camera.   If you don’t have gear, please let me know and I can supply it.

Dress warmer than expected.  We are out in the elements for long periods of time at or above timberline.  Bring a thermos with hot liquids if it is going to be cold.  We do not cancel for cold weather.

Brochure: New Avalanche Rescue Class

 

 

New Motorized Level 1 Avalanche Class!

Feb 2,3,4 $350
Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday 8:30am-3:00pm

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March 2,3,4 $350
Friday 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-6:30pm
Sunday 8:30am -5:00pm

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New guidelines by the American Avalanche Association. Fast paced 24 hour class with minimum of 60% of hours on snow. This is a snowmobile/snow bike specific class and we will be traveling to areas by snowmobile or snowbike.  Certified class.

Who? For recreational riders, pros, guides, and search and rescue teams.

Location:  The Last Resort.  14254 Salmon La Sac Rd.  Ronald, WA  509-649-2222

Class content: Class follows new American Avalanche Association guidelines.  Taught by AAA pro member and certified instructor, Mike Duffy.  Covers:  equipment, rescue, nine different types of avalanches, forecasts, stability tests, transceiver, shoveling and probing skills, terrain recognition, terrain traps, route finding, islands of safety, backcountry guidelines, group dynamics, communication, deep burials, multiple burials, observations, contributing factors, using snowmobiles in rescue and much more.

What to do for preparation: Read your transceiver manual. Practice single transceiver burial.  Make sure all your gear is ready.  Bring notebook and pen to class.  Would highly recommend getting started in backcountry ascender. www.backcountryascender.com.  Make notes on questions you have for class.

The riding in class:  We are using Jeep roads, groomed trails and single track to access terrain in class. Will also be getting off trail and up to high elevation.  Have your machines in excellent working order.

What to bring:  Transceiver (3 antenna), shovel, probe, tunnel bag, backpack or airbag pack, sunglasses, multiple pairs of gloves, sunscreen, face protection, survival and first aid gear, hat, food (lunch) and water for in the field, extra layers, head lamp, notebook, pens, pencil, camera.   If you don’t have gear, please let me know and I can supply it.

Dress warmer than expected.  We are out in the elements for long periods of time at or above timberline.  Bring a thermos with hot liquids if it is going to be cold.  We do not cancel for cold weather.

Brochure:  New Avalanche level 1 Class WA F18

 

Instructor Mike Duffy

 

Mike runs his own avalanche education company called Avalanche1 and has pioneered snowmobile avalanche education in Colorado. He is a recognized snowmobile expert in avalanche awareness and has taught over 100 snowmobile specific avalanche courses in Colorado in the past five years. Mike also works as a technical representative for BCA for the snowmobile audiences. Mike has American Avalanche Association Level I &II and AvPro level III certification, teaches at Colorado Mountain College and Silverton Avalanche School and gives snowmobile-specific avalanche classes since 1996.
Visit the Avalanche1 website to learn more.
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Boulder Creek operates under a Special Use Permit with the Cle Elum Ranger District, Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.