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.