Basic Snowshoeing - Olympia - 2018

Snowshoeing Course

Basic Snowshoeing

This series of four lectures will include an orientation to backcountry travel, avalanche awareness and safety, route selection, cold weather ailments, clothing, and equipment. 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. Students may take the Snowshoeing course or the Nordic ski course separately, or both together. Both field trips are required.

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This series of four lectures will include an orientation to backcountry travel, avalanche awareness and safety, route selection, cold weather ailments, clothing, and equipment. 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. Students may take this  course or the Nordic ski course separately, or both together. If taking both courses, both field trips are required. A $20.00 discount can be applied if you pay for both courses at the same time. Use a one time discount code of CO18SHOESKI20 when registering.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Night 1: Introduction to Course, Avalanche Awareness 101, and 10 Essentials
Thurston County Realtors Association
Mon, Jan 7, 2019
Registration closed Jan 5
21 participants
4 instructors
Thurston County Realtors Association
Mon, Jan 6, 2020
Registration closed Jan 4
25 participants
7 instructors
Online Classroom
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
14 participants
2 instructors
Night 2: Winter Ailments and Winter Recreational Etiquette
Thurston County Realtors Association
Wed, Jan 9, 2019
Registration closed Jan 7
21 participants
2 instructors
Thurston County Realtors Association
Wed, Jan 8, 2020
Registration closed Jan 4
25 participants
8 instructors
Online Classroom
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
14 participants
1 instructor
Night 3: Ski and Snowshoe Equipment and 10 Essential follow-up
Thurston County Realtors Association
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Registration closed Jan 12
21 participants
6 instructors
Thurston County Realtors Association
Mon, Jan 13, 2020
Registration closed Jan 11
25 participants
9 instructors
Online Classroom
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
15 participants
2 instructors
Night 4: NWAC Avalanche Awareness
Thurston County Realtors Association
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Registration closed Jan 14
22 participants
7 instructors
Thurston County Realtors Association
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
Registration closed Jan 13
25 participants
4 instructors
Online Classroom
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
14 participants
3 instructors
Winter Travel Snowshoe Field Trip
White Pass Nordic Center
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
Registration closed Jan 17
22 participants
0 instructors
White Pass Nordic Center
Sun, Jan 19, 2020
Registration closed Jan 17
25 participants
2 instructors
White Pass Nordic Center
Sun, Jan 24, 2021
Registration closed Jan 8
5 participants
4 instructors
Roster
Course Materials

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