Winter Emergency Skills

$150.00
Learn all about what to do in winter environments when things don’t go as planned, what it takes to remove an injured person from the backcountry, and the fundamentals of communication during these situations. This all-day advanced course is perfect for those who want to round out their backcountry travel knowledge with winter survival skills and injury management.
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Are you an intermediate to advanced backcountry skier or snowboarder looking to take on bigger objectives? Self-rescue and group-rescue knowledge is essential if you plan to do bigger days (or weeks) in the backcountry! This all-day, six-hour field course will cover the following topics:

  • Winter survival skills

  • How to use rescue equipment like sleds for extrication

  • How to build a make-shift rescue sled

  • Injury management while in winter, outdoor settings

  • How to communicate with Search and Rescue, Sheriff departments, and other external rescue resources

 

Please note: All participants are required to carry a beacon, shovel, and probe to leave the base area and participate in a course. Equipment rentals are available, and we recommend booking those in advance. Courses do not include access to the mountain. Each participant in your group must reserve a day pass in addition to your course unless you have a Season Pass or you’re using part of a 4 Pack or 10 Pack.

 

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Are you an intermediate to advanced backcountry skier or snowboarder looking to take on bigger objectives? Self-rescue and group-rescue knowledge is essential if you plan to do bigger days (or weeks) in the backcountry! This all-day, six-hour field course will cover the following topics:

  • Winter survival skills

  • How to use rescue equipment like sleds for extrication

  • How to build a make-shift rescue sled

  • Injury management while in winter, outdoor settings

  • How to communicate with Search and Rescue, Sheriff departments, and other external rescue resources

 

Please note: All participants are required to carry a beacon, shovel, and probe to leave the base area and participate in a course. Equipment rentals are available, and we recommend booking those in advance. Courses do not include access to the mountain. Each participant in your group must reserve a day pass in addition to your course unless you have a Season Pass or you’re using part of a 4 Pack or 10 Pack.