Recreational Level 2: Avalanche Processes and Leadership - The Patrol Fund, Inc. , Whitefish, MT

Level 2: Avalanche Processes and Leadership

February 24 - 27, 2022

The Level 2 avalanche course is an interactive program for aspiring backcountry leaders and backcountry companions desiring greater skills and knowledge. This course consists of approximately 40% classroom time and 60% in-the-field study. Instructors and students travel in and around avalanche terrain. Course Dates Feb. 24th-27th, 2022 (Thur.-Sun.) Participants will learn to:

  • Plan group travel and systematically manage hazards in avalanche terrain;
  • Observe and record field observations, perform and document a test profile;
  • Forecast instability and danger rating;
  • Demonstrate effective communication addressing human factors;
  • Conduct mock multiple burial companion recovery.


  • Level 1 or Level 1 refresher in last 5 years. (Note: Level 2 may not be taken in the same season as the first-time completion of Level 1);
  • Read: Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper;
  • Must be able to efficiently travel in the backcountry with up to 3000-4000 vertical feet of climbing using a splitboard or skis.

The mission of the Patrol Fund, Inc. is to provide educational opportunities and financial assistance for our ski community and winter enthusiasts to further their snow safety and awareness.

For more information, please visit The Patrol Fund, Inc.'s website:

Note: This is not a Flathead Avalanche Center course. This is an independent provider.


United States
48° 52' 13.6704" N, 114° 35' 29.6628" W
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022