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Avalanche Safety Course

Avalanche Awareness (On-Demand)

Learn or refresh the basics of Avalanche Awareness in this on-demand Google Classroom course.

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Learn the basics of avalanche hazard avoidance. Click the "More+" button to see expanded notes.

Not sure if you're heading into potential avalanche territory? Want to know more about the causes of avalanches, the warning signs and red flags for increased avalanche danger, and backcountry hazards? Join us and find out more!

This on-demand offering is an introduction to recognizing avalanche terrain, knowing the primary factors that cause avalanches, and ways to avoid avalanche danger, including pre-trip planning and using local online avalanche bulletins and mountain weather forecasts.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Access local avalanche bulletins and mountain weather forecasts.
  • Recognize basic signs of avalanche danger.
  • Learn to avoid avalanche danger.
  • Understand the need for companion rescue techniques and equipment.

Please take the time to check out the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) website, and consider supporting their important work for winter outdoor recreationalists!

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Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

This offering is run entirely through Google Classrooms. If you cannot access Google Classrooms, this is not a viable option for you!

Generally, you can sign up for this course with nearly any email address, but you cannot use GSuite email addresses such as those you might have through work or a private email. Plain old Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc work fine.

Course Materials

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