Student Information



Students will spend a full day in the mountains reviewing their level 1 skills with a qualified and experienced IPAC instructor.  The instructor will model how they prepare, execute, and review a typical day of backcountry riding.  The objective of this course is to go do ‘the thing’ with the guidance of a professional.


  • Prerequisite: Students must hold an Avalanche Level 1 certification 
  • Students are strongly encouraged to review the Level 1 online course prior to the pre-trip meeting.  
  • The pre-trip meeting is required.
  • Students must be strong intermediate-advanced skiers/snowboarders to participate.
  • Students must provide all required equipment: 
    • Touring skis or split board – SNOWSHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS COURSE
    • Climbing skins
    • Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe
    • Backpack (25-35L)
    • Layered clothing appropriate for spending an entire day in the winter backcountry

Additional information

Dates and Location

TBA @ Schweitzer, TBA @ Silver Mt

Class Size


Online Course Portion


Enrollment Policies

Age Policy

Students must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by parent/guardian except the Youth Backcountry 101 course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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.