As a ski
patroller or someone who enjoys the snowy outdoors, you’re no doubt aware of
the danger avalanches pose to winter recreation, both at ski resorts and in the
backcountry. The Mother Lode Region avalanche program aims to teach students
about what causes avalanches, how to travel safely in avalanche terrain, and
how to conduct an avalanche rescue. We offer four main opportunities to
increase your avalanche IQ.
EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE
National Ski Patrol provides an overview of avalanche principles through two
different courses, Mountain and Avalanche
Awareness and Avalanche Fundamentals
and Rescue. Both are excellent introductions to the subject,
and are targeted to the general public or other interested groups. Education
requirements for ski patrollers are more appropriately satisfied by the Level 1
and Level 2 courses listed below.
are always interested in avalanche education and outreach; see the Calendar for
November 8, 2012 Click on this link for new Avalanche courses offered through ESR and MLR.