Current Avalanche Courses at Colorado Mountain College
CMC offers Avalanche Safety Training and Avalanche Rescue courses at several campuses. See the list of courses below for dates, locations and more information.
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Class Description: This course introduces avalanche rescue practices and principles in a concentrated one-day course. Emphasis is placed on current search techniques and strategies for companion rescue. Topics discussed include: avalanche rescue, process and principles, avalanche rescue gear, and evacuation considerations. This course meets the American Avalanche Association Avalanche Rescue course guidelines. Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and…Find out more »
Class Description: This course revisits key concepts from Level 1 Avalanche Training and enhances student understanding of avalanche hazard, avalanche formation, avalanche release and snowpack evaluation. Emphasis is placed on collection and interpretation of snowpack and weather data as well as communication, teamwork and decision-making. This course meets the American Avalanche Association Recreational Level 2 Avalanche Course guidelines. Prerequisite: OUT-168 Avalanche Level I & OUT 268 Avalanche Rescue Course This Level 2 course uses the curriculum of the American Institute for Avalanche…Find out more »