Intro to Avalanches with the UAC

Snowbasin Resort is teaming up with Amer Sports and Utah Avalanche Center to offer a Intro to Avalanches Class.

What: Learn how to safely travel outside the resort boundaries. This workshop begins with a three hour evening class followed by an on-the-snow field day. Taught by Craig Gordon and several others from the Utah Avalanche Center and members of Snowbasin Ski Patrol. Plan to learn the following:

·       Understanding types of avalanches and how they happen

·       How weather affects avalanche risk

·       How to identify and avoid avalanche terrain

·       Using the local avalanche forecast to understand current conditions

·       Identifying dangerous avalanche conditions in the field

·       Safe travel protocol

·       Understanding how we make decisions in the backcountry

·       Companion rescue techniques

Where – Thursday 6-9 pm at Amer, Saturday 8:30 to 4:00 at Snowbasin Resort

When- Thur February 6th  (indoors)  and Saturday February 8th  (on the snow)

Cost- $50 (does not include lift ticket). Registration is limited to 25 people.

For more information or to sign up click the following link: Intro to Avalanches