Motorized Introduction to Avalanches (Classroom and Field Course)

Jan. 7 and 8 (6:00 to 8:00 pm) at the Flathead National Forest Office in Kalispell (650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell) and Jan. 10 at location to be determined.This course consists of a 2 classroom sessions (2 hours each) and a field session (7 hours) and the content and travel is specific to the motorized community.

The outcomes of this course are to:

1. Recognize and avoid obvious avalanche hazard 2. Understand and apply current avalanche advisory

The content includes a brief introduction to:

  • Avalanche statistics and human factors
  • Avalanche terminology
  • Avalanche terrain
  • Snow pack and weather factors
  • Obvious clues and red flags
  • Avalanche bulletins
  • Simple decision tools (ALP TRUTh, RYG Light etc.)
  • Travel protocols
  • Companion recovery

This course is free, but please register so we can plan appropriately.


Flathead National Forest Office
650 Wolfpack Way
59901 Kalispell , MT
United States
48° 14' 18.294" N, 114° 20' 47.7456" W
Montana US
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Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to Saturday, January 10, 2015