Foothills NWAC Youth Avalanche Awareness - 2021

Avalanche Safety Course

Foothills NWAC Youth Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche awareness, teamwork, and decision. We will not be traveling in avalanche terrain and sliding in "big terrain" is not the objective

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

5 Zoom class sessions, February 3 - March 9
1 field trip in Snoqualmie Pass, Sunday, March 7

The dates for the Zoom class sessions are: starting early February-mid March,
The course's field trip will be Sunday, March 7.

ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASSROOM SESSIONS IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIELD TRIP ON MARCH 7

  • Human Factors
  • Avalanche Terrain & Mapping
  • Avalanches & Weather
  • Human Dynamics
  • Education & Planning

This is an entry level course for any youth ages 15-24 who would like to learn how to safely experience the backcountry with a group. The focus will be on decision making; how to achieve group consensus in potentially high-risk terrain; what constitutes avalanche terrain; and formation of avalanches. No previous experience is required. We will travel safely in small groups outside of avalanche terrain to an area where we can safely observe avalanche terrain. All instructors will be credentialed NWAC personnel. Mode of travel will be snowshoes.

There will be 5 online classroom sessions and one field trip day starting in early February and continuing through mid March.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Roster
Required Equipment

Snowshoes

10 Winter Essentials

Warm clothing appropriate for cold and/or wet weather

Small backpack

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.