Intermediate Snowshoe Leader Mentorship - Tacoma

Snowshoeing & Outdoor Leadership Course

Intermediate Snowshoe Leader Mentorship

Interested in becoming a snowshoe trip leader? Begin the process here by learning the requirements and completing the application process.

We are always interested in adding more intermediate trips to the schedule and becoming an intermediate leader is a great way to help us out!

 Before you can sign up to lead a Tacoma Mountaineers snowshoe, you must be on the leadership roster.  Leadership qualities, group and individual safety, experience, and level head decision-making are four major components to successful leadership.  Therefore, we have minimum requirements for those interested in becoming a volunteer trip leader.

Steps to Becoming an Intermediate Snowshoe Leader

  • Be a Basic Snowshoe Leader + Intermediate Snowshoe Graduate (or equivalent1)
  • Successful completion of at least two Intermediate snowshoe trips 
  • Participate as a junior instructor at avalanche safety and snow travels intermediate snowshoe course field trips (Requires Instructor Orientation Seminar)
  • Complete two mentored Intermediate snowshoe trips 
  • Successfully graduate the following courses and have a current badge on your profile:
    • Wilderness Navigation
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Level 1 Avalanche (AIARE I) certification
    • Outdoor Leadership Course (may be completed within one year of becoming a snowshoe leader)

1 A graduate of Basic Alpine Climbing, Alpine Scrambling, or Basic Glacier Climbing who has also completed the Avalanche Rescue or AIARE Level I course is considered equivalent.

Once your application has been submitted and reviewed by the Tacoma Mountaineers Snowshoe committee, you will be assigned a mentor.   For those who are not a current Mountaineers leader in any activity, you will need to complete two mentored Intermediate snowshoe trips.  For those who are a current leader in another Mountaineers activity (i.e.; Hike Leader), you need to have led a minimum of three trips in the last 12 months and complete one mentored Intermediate Snowshoe trip.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.