Backcountry Travel Class

This five-week course covers avalanche education, safe winter travel techniques, and winter camping. The format is five evening lectures in town, and four weekends in the mountains.

No prior avalanche education is needed to take this course. While the avalanche education curriculum is similar to an AIARE level 1 course, the WAC is not affiliated with AIARE and we offer no certifications to students. This course is a good refresher if you have already taken a level 1 course, and should allow a skilled student to take a level 2 course in the future.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information:

Backcountry Class website