Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course.
Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.
All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice with a realistic scenario. Students who have previously taken a Level 1 or an Avalanche Rescue Course will find value in having a professional help them set up a realistic scenario, practice skills in a realistic setting, receive feedback from an instructor, keep up with current best practices, and have an opportunity to practice advanced rescue skills.
We use an internationally vetted curriculum and state of the art knowledge from the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR).
Who Should Take this Course
The Avalanche Rescue Course is a one-day course aimed both at new and experienced recreationists, and aspiring snow professionals.
This course is a mandatory prerequisite for both the Recreational Level 2 Avalanche Course and the Professional Level 1 Avalanche Course. Students taking the Avalanche Rescue Course need to be familiar with their own transceiver. Transceivers need to have flagging functions and have a three antennae system. If you have never used a transceiver before, you are perfect for our Backcountry Foundations 2-day course.