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Chic Choc Backcountry Skiing with AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 15 - February 19

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The unique nature of this location allows us to incorporate more backcountry skiing than other courses in the northeast while also completing the AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. This course is a must for all who travel into the mountains in winter and will help you develop a better understanding of safe winter travel. It is also a great tune up for winter travelers who have some experience or prior training.

Participants will learn about avalanche hazard formation through the relationships of terrain, snowpack, weather and people. You will also learn about interpreting forecasts, trip planning considerations, route selection, travel techniques, educated decision making, and search and rescue skills including use of transceivers and probes.

The course combines classroom skills with field time to help you to answer these questions: Where is the danger? When is it dangerous? Should we go on? What do I do if caught?