Snowmobile Avalanche Rescue, January 15th 2020


Course Details

Course runs 1-day from 8am-5pm

  • Date: Friday, December 11th 2020
  • Cost: $200
  • Cost Includes: Level 1 rescue card upon successful completion of the course.
  • Not Included: Lodging, Food, and Transportation. See our Getting Here page for area information.
  • Venue: 114 East 12th Street | Silverton, CO (Unless stated otherwise)
  • Cancellation Policy:   A $35.00 fee is charged for course date transfers. 60% of the course cost can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the course start.  No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course for which you are registered. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds, rainchecks or cancellations if passes into Silverton are closed (best arrive early if the weather forecast is big).
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Course Overview

Snowmobile 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.

This Snowmobile Avalanche Rescue course is a prerequisite for the Level 2 Snowmobile Training and Pro 1 courses. It is recommended that all backcountry riders keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.

At the end of the Snowmobile Avalanche Rescue course the student should be able to:

  • Describe what to do if they or a member of their party is caught in an avalanche
  • Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue.
  • Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice an avalanche rescue response.
  • Improve their response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers.
  • Single and Multiple beacon search techniques
  • Develop a plan for continued practice

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 an Snowmobile 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.

The Snowmobile Avalanche Rescue Course is a one-day course aimed both at new and experienced riders as well as aspiring snow professionals.  Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class. It is recommended that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.


Snowmobile Avalanche Rescue is a mandatory prerequisite for Snowmobile Recreational Level 2 Course, Recreational Level 2 Avalanche Course and the Professional Level 1 Avalanche Course.  Students taking the Avalanche Rescue Courses 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.

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