Avalanche Level 1 Refresher

Course Description

5-6 hours of online course work, quizzes and activities 150

The goal of the Level 1 refresher course is to update skills and knowledge from Level 1 courses. This refresher is great preparation for a Level 2 course or Professional Level 1 course and is important if the Level 1 was taken three or more years ago. This course will attempt to answer questions that come up after applying Level 1 knowledge in the field.  

This refresher will cover:

  • AAI Backcountry Checklist application
  • Interpreting avalanche forecast bulletins
  • Snow metamorphism review
  • Snow behavior and avalanche mechanics
  • Snowpack stability tests
  • Route planning
  • Recognizing avalanche terrain, route selection & travel techniques
  • Human factors and how they influence decision-making
  • Communication and group management in the backcountry
  • Rescue scenarios and transceiver practice


Recommended Reading

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

There are no scheduled courses at this time.

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