If you plan to go play in the snowy mountains, consider learning avalanche skills to keep safe and aware. We offer a Basic Avalanche course that is an introduction to avalanche concepts and a more in depth AIARE Level 1 Avalanche course for the student who plans to adventure into off-piste conditions. The Avalanche Awareness course provides an introduction to the avalanche phenomena. This class is a prerequisite for signing up for most Mountaineer trips (except for basic Nordic trips), and required to graduate from most of the Winter sport courses. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of the Avalanche course students should be able to: •Recognize avalanche terrain. •Learn best practices search techniques using beacon and probe.