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.

All incoming students are required to have taken an AIARE Level 1, or formally recognized introductory avalanche course such as AST Level 1 or ISTA Level 1, within the last 5 years. The WAC backcountry class will reinforce and build on this foundation, giving students an opportunity to apply their avalanche knowledge when planning a tour and while in the backcountry.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

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Please visit the Backcountry Class Website for more information.