Session 1: Introduction to Course and Winter Travel

Lecture: Basic Snowshoeing

Session 1: Introduction to Course and Winter Travel - Lacey Community Center

We will cover winter hazards and weather, winter aliments, a brief introduction to avalanche awareness, ten essentials for winter and day pack items.

  • Casual

Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 - 9:00

In-person lecture at Lacey Community Center, Woodland Creek Community Park, 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

This is the first in a series of two lectures.  It will include an introduction to winter activities, avalanche awareness, safety, equipment, 10 essentials, cold weather ailments and winter recreation etiquette. We will also have a brief overview of what to expect on the field trip. Even if you already know how to ski or snowshoe, the training in avalanche terrain recognition and avalanche avoidance, is well worth taking the class and improving your safety in the backcountry. 

This evening will be a shared presentation with the Olympia Branch Cross Country Ski Course, covering material applicable to both winter sports.  The second evening will be more specific to snowshoeing.


Lacey Community Center

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