Introduction to Course and Winter Travel

Lecture: Basic Cross Country (Nordic) Skiing

Introduction to Course and Winter Travel - Online Classroom

We will cover winter hazards and weather, winter aliments, a brief introduction to avalanche awareness, winter recreation etiquette.

  • Casual

Online-Link will be emailed to students and instructors

Class starts promptly at 6:30 pm and will end by  9:00 pm

Join the zoom between 6:15 and 6:25, so we can start at 6:30.

In this introductory lecture, shared with the Olympia Basic Snowshoe course, we will cover the hazards of traveling on snow in the mountains in winter and how to do so safely. 

Topics include:

  • Winter hazards such as cold, snow and ice, rain, storms, terrain, weather basics
  • Winter ailments such as frostbite and hypothermia
  • Introduction to avalanche awareness and safety
  • Winter recreation etiquette  and leave no trace principles
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