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Snowshoeing Course

Basic Snowshoeing Equivalency

This course is for granting Basic Snowshoeing equivalency to those who have basic snowshoeing experience. Candidates are required to go through the reading materials via Google Classroom and attend field trip. Avalanche Awareness or higher is also required to graduate.

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When applying, please select Seattle Chapter if registering for this course

Equivalency permits members with appropriate levels of previous training and experience to bypass the Basic Snowshoe course. The process involves an application, a short email or phone conversation, and if approved, an equivalency fee. The review process may take a week or more, depending on the schedule.

Equivalency candidates will be provided the link to Google Classroom for asynchronous learning. Candidates are required to go through the reading materials before joining the field trip to demonstrate proficiency and become familiar with the Seattle Snowshoe program.

To apply for equivalency locate the "Go to Application" link found in the "Register Participant" section at the bottom right of this page. Complete the online application to provide details of your snowshoeing experience, and click Submit.  By selecting Seattle as your home branch your application will be forwarded to the Seattle Snowshoe Committee Equivalency team for response. 

A current Avalanche Awareness badge (or higher) is also required.  It is not necessary to have this badge to apply for equivalency and start the equivalency process, but the badge must be completed before equivalency can be granted.


Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Basic Snowshoeing Equivalency Field Trip - Pod Version
Commonwealth Basin
Sat, Mar 13, 2021
Registration closes Mar 11
1 participant
0 instructors

Additional badges needed to graduate


Required Equipment

See the materials in the Google Classroom

Course Materials

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