Level 2 Refresher

Cost Duration Dates
$200 1.5 days or 11 hours See Dates & Sign Up Tab

Course Description

Continued Education

The goal of the Level 2 Refresher is to update skills and information from previous Level 2 courses. This course focuses on the practical application of Level 2 course material, such as route planning, communication, group management in complex or challenging terrain, and the application of decision-making tools such as the AAI Backcountry Checklist during tour days.  The Level 2 Refresher is great preparation for a Level 3 course or for continuing education.

There is one classroom based evening session and a full day in the field. We will travel in the backcountry, in and around avalanche terrain.

This course fulfills the SWAG upgrade requirement.

This refresher will cover:

  • Advanced rescue scenarios and transceiver practice
  • Advanced metamorphism review
  • Avalanche mechanics
  • Strengths & limitations of stability tests
  • Stability analysis – incorporating strength, structure & energy.
  • Documentation as per SWAG requirements
  • Route selection, travel techniques & group management in avalanche terrain
  • Application of AAI Backcountry Checklist and other decision-making tools

Sample Schedule:


Level 2 avalanche course

Recommended Reading

  • Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper
  • Snow, Weather and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG)


2016/2017 Course Dates


There are no scheduled courses at this time.