Avalanche Events

The list below shows available Avalanche courses. Clicking on the event title will take you to a detailed description and a registration form. Space is limited and many of these courses require the pre-purchase of books. Therefore, registrations often closes a couple of weeks prior to the course date.

Avalanche Level 1 for Rescue Personnel @ Mt. Washington NH

Have you ever been in the backcountry?

Have you ever wondered if the snow on the slope you are about to ski is stable?

Do you want to learn how to use an avalanche beacon, and discover how the snowpack changes throughout the season?

Do you want to have fun while learning?

If you have answered "YES" to any of these questions, Level I Avalanche is a course for you.

On the first day in the classroom, you will be introduced to the Avalanche Triangle, the how's and mean's of avalanche formation, important snow and avalanche terminology, decision making, trip planning, as well as companion and organized rescue operations.

On the first day, the course begins with classroom work in Gorham, NH at the Town & Country Inn.  On the second and third day, we will ski tour in the Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine area of the cutler river drainage of the White Mountain national forest to work hands-on with our new knowledge, experiencing avalanche terrain in a new light.

Prerequisites for the course include physically fit conditioning, and the equipment to travel and spend a full day in the outdoor winter environment. You must be able to ski Black Diamond terrain.  Remember, it does get cold in March!

This course is recognized by the AAA (American Avalanche Association) and AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education).

NH Region just lowered the price of this course because we no longer supply the textbooks for students.  Students will be directed to the NSP Store for textbook purchase.  Full Avalanche Level 1 course fee (includes Modules 1, 2 and 3).

This course requires additional costs for lodging and accommodations during the classroom portion.  Register below because there is a limit of 18 students.  Additional information will arrive by email, you can pay by credit card using out PayPal interface or mail in a check with the printed invoice.

Download this detailed description of the course and your responsibilities as a student: NH Ava Student_Info for Mt. Washington 2017 and register below...

If you do not need Module 1 because you attended a classroom session in your local Region, please contact the Instructor of Record for additional information:  Email the Avalanche Instructor.

Price: $195.00

Date: March 22, 2019

Mt. Wahington's Tuckerman Ravine
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Gorham, NH
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