Avalanche Level 2 Refresher

This refresher is great preparation for a Professional Level 1 course or an update for your current skills and knowledge


The goal of the Level 2 refresher course is to update skills and knowledge from Level 2 courses. This refresher is great preparation for a Professional Level 1 course. It is also a great update for your knowledge if it’s been a little while since you have taken a course. This course will attempt to answer questions that come up after applying Level 2 knowledge in the field.

This refresher will cover:

  • AAI Backcountry Checklist use
  • Interpreting avalanche forecast bulletins
  • Conceptual Model of Avalanche Hazard
  • A deeper dive into snow metamorphism
  • Review of stability tests
  • Snow behavior and avalanche mechanics
  • Recognizing avalanche terrain, route selection & travel techniques through scenarios and exercises
  • Route planning
  • Communication and group management in the backcountry
  • Rescue techniques


Recommended Reading

  • Snow Sense, Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler
  • Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper
  • Avalanche Essentials, Bruce Tremper


7-8 hrs of online course work


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