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Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals @ Schweitzer
December 16, 2023$75
The Friends of Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center is holding an Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals Course at Schweitzer. The objective of this course is to become a prepared and informed group member in the winter backcountry. Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals is a required prerequisite for participation in IPAC Level 1 courses.
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Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals (Pre-req for Level 1)
Students will spend a full day learning the basics of avalanche rescue with a qualified and experienced IPAC instructor. The objective of this course is to become a prepared and informed group member in the winter backcountry. All graduates are strongly encouraged to seek the guidance of a more experienced backcountry traveler or complete an IPAC Level 1 course before heading out on their own. This course will not take place in avalanche terrain. Therefore, oversnow travel equipment (skis/snowshoes/snowmobile etc..) are not required. Remember, this course is a required prerequisite for participation in IPAC Level 1 courses.
- This course introduces the fundamentals of avalanche rescue and is a required prerequisite for participation in IPAC Level 1 courses.
- Designed for beginners and experienced riders seeking review.
- Students must provide all required equipment:
- Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe
- Backpack (25-35L)
- Layered clothing appropriate for spending an entire day in the winter backcountry
Multi-Course Discount: Any student who would like to complete Rescue Fundamentals and Level 1 in the same season will receive a $25 discount for their Level 1 course!! Simply register for your Rescue course to receive a coupon code to be applied to your Level 1.
|Dates and Location
December 16 @ Silver Mountain, December 16 @ Schweitzer, December 17 @ Silver Mountain, December 17 @ Schweitzer, January 27 @ Mt. Spokane, January 28 @ Silver Mountain
|Online Course Portion
Students must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by parent/guardian except the Youth Backcountry 101 course.
If you are unable to attend a course that you have registered and paid for, and you notify us that you are unable to attend at least 1 week before the date of the course, you will receive a 100% refund minus any transaction or processing fees. If you notify us less than 1 week before the course, you will receive a 50% refund.