The Bridge Exam
Course Length: Minimum 12-16 hours
We are currently holding Bridge Exams in Colorado, Utah and Idaho.
Student: Instructor Ratio: 6:1
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
Send an email to Pro@avyschool.org with documentation of the following. 20 documented days in avalanche terrain in 1 season. This can include trip plans, am forms, a letter from a supervisor.
Student Requirements for Enrollment: (Previous Level 2 Graduates/3-5 yr Patrollers or review/Snow Safety Team/Avi Tech/Asst Ski Guides/ Pro observers)
1) Course applicants have completed the following A3-recognized courses prior to enrollment: a) Level 1 Avalanche Fundamentals b) Level 2 Avalanche -Pre 2017
AND 2) At least one winter season (20 days or more) of relevant experience, demonstrated through one of the following: a) Prior avalanche work experience;
OR b) A supervised unpaid work internship in the guiding/avalanche industry supported by a letter of reference
OR c) Winter backcountry travel experience supported by documented trip planning and recorded field observations that contributed to avalanche hazard assessment and personal avalanche risk management.
OR d) Letter of Recommendation from A3 professional member
OR e) A3 Membership (Affiliate or Professional) Learning Outcomes/Student Proficiencies: Complete Pro 1 Assessments and establish current understanding of SWAG standards. Marking and Evaluation: 70% total marks are required to pass the course. In addition, several specific categories require a “categorical pass” of 70% to pass the course; these include station weather observations, snow profiles and snowpack tests, and the written exam.