Avalanche Awareness Seminar


Avalanche Awareness Seminar - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Join an Avalanche professional to learn about avalanche hazards, prevention and safety in this free seminar hosted by NWAC

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Thu, Jan 10, 2019
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee - Avalanche Education
  • Avalanche Safety
  • Basic Alpine
  • Basic
  • Singles, Families, Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Doors will open .5 hours prior to presentation.  

Presentation starts at 6:30 pm.

Tacoma Program Center

2302 N. 30th St.

Tacoma, WA 98403

Do you recreate in the winter months?  Not sure if you're heading into potential avalanche territory?  Want to know more about the causes of avalanches, pre-trip indicators and backcountry hazards?  Attend this FREE seminar and find out more from an expert in the field.

This seminar is presented by an instructor from Northwest Avalanche Center.  Seminar is an introduction to recognizing avalanche terrain, knowing the primary factors that cause avalanches, and ways to avoids avalanche danger, including pre-trip planning and using NWAC online avalanche and weather forecasts.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of the Avalanche Awareness seminar, the student should be able to:

  • Access NWAC avalanche and weather forecast
  • Recognize avalanche terrain and basic signs of avalanche danger
  • Avoid avalanche danger



participants will earn:


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Avalanche Safety Gear will be on display.

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