3-DAY CAMP: Join senior NOLS instructor Tony Jewel for this three-day Level I Avalanche Curriculum established by the American Avalanche Association. Camp is limited to eight participants and is open to both skiers and riders.
Core curriculum includes:
Avalanche Basics and Characteristics
Recognizing Avalanche Terrain
Identifying Avalanche Problems
Snowpack and Weather
Planning, Communication and Decision-making
Making Relevant Observations
Terrain and Travel
Basic Avalanche Companion Rescue
Tony Jewel holds a Level 3 Avalanche Certification and has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Training Courses with the American Institute for Avalanche Education and Research (AIARE). Tony is a professional member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA) – a highly esteemed designation for avalanche professionals showing significant experience.
Dates: January 4-6, 2019. Also arranged for your small group of 4-6
Rate: $599 per person plus 6% taxes/fees.
Course includes two nights slopeside yurt lodging, meals including two dinners and two breakfasts (BYO lunch), rental of avalanche safety equipment and sleeping bag, porter service to carry in food along with three full days of Level 1 avalanche education.
4 Day Avalanche Recreational Level 2 “Plus” Course
Dates: February 5-8, 2019
Join Senior Guide Tony Jewel for this four day course that covers a full day in the classroom, a full day on Teton Pass and a two day/one night Yurt trip to Baldy Knoll.
This course exceeds the requirements for a Recreational Level 2 course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association. (Course and field time will be about 34 hours, which is well beyond the minimum requirement of 24 hours.) This will also serve as a prep course for those who aspire to take the Pro Level 1 course.
We will review Level 1 material and delve deeper into snow science, avalanche mechanics and hazard assessment skills including route finding in avalanche terrain. Documentation will also be covered and feedback given to those who wish to develop this skill.
Be prepared for long days and lots of learning. (We will make some turns too!)
- Level 1 Avalanche course
- The ability to ski or ride in ungroomed snow
- Previous touring experience and ability to travel up hill for several hours
- The desire to learn!
Rescue review and multiple burials
Plan tomorrow’s tour
Homework – avalanche bulletin, weather summary and forecast
- Discuss avalanche and weather summary
- Terrain assessment and route finding
- Snow tests
Travel to yurt – full profile class (inside)
Full profiles (outside)
Review and next steps
- Terrain assessment
- Snow tests
To trail head and end of course
*Schedule is subject to change!
Cost: $750/plus 6% tax.
Course includes four full days of instruction (one in classroom, one on Teton Pass, and two at the Baldy Yurt) One night’s Yurt lodging (February 7), dinner and breakfast at the yurt, rental of sleeping bag, avalanche safety equipment and porter to carry in supplies at the yurt.
Participants will need to provide their own lodging and meals for days one and two and lunches while at the yurt.