Avalanche Rescue

  • Price: $279.00
  • Duration: Evening Zoom + 1 Field Day

This course is a focused day of field learning and practicing avalanche companion rescue skills and techniques.

*Course date indicates first day in the field. A mandatory pre-course zoom meeting is held from 6-8pm on the evening before each course start date.

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Looking for an avalanche training course in Colorado? Sign up with our friends at Colorado Mountain School. For avalanche training in California, sign up with our partners at International Alpine Guides on their Mammoth Lakes Avalanche Courses and Lake Tahoe Avalanche Courses.



This course is a focused day of rescue practice and learning. This course will cover rescue fundamentals, such as survival statistics, survival strategies, and first response tactics. We will take time to demonstrate and then practice transceiver searches, airbag deployment, strategic shoveling, and team rescue response. We will discuss what to carry in the field, recommended training for backcountry travel, and emergency response strategies. This is a great opportunity to learn or hone your avalanche rescue response skills. This course will take place 100% in the field.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Professional Level 1 course.

Still have questions? See our frequently asked questions section for details on gear, what’s provided on a course, and more.

All Upcoming Dates and Locations:

  • December 8, 2023 - December 8, 2023 - Avalanche Rescue - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • December 16, 2023 - December 16, 2023 - Avalanche Rescue - Jackson, Wyoming
  • January 13, 2024 - January 13, 2024 - Avalanche Rescue - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • January 20, 2024 - January 20, 2024 - Avalanche Rescue - Jackson, Wyoming

This course will cover:

  • Survival statistics
  • Survival strategies
  • Transceiver fundamentals
  • Single beacon search practice
  • Shoveling methodology
  • Multiple burial search techniques
  • Introduction to airbags & other tools
  • Rescue response drills


This course can be taken on AT skis, splitboard, or snowshoes. Participants must have experience on their setup prior to taking this course and be comfortable in steep blue to black terrain at the areas.


Evening Zoom + 1 Field Day

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