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Avalanche Education and Safety Classes
Here at Stevens Pass, we are blessed with world-class terrain and an average of 450'' of annual snowfall. We all love getting out and riding pow, and a lot of us work for our turns. However, it is VERY important that you possess certain knowledge and are prepared for any situation when leaving the relative safety of the resort! We're up here to have fun, but stuff happens. If you're traveling in the backcountry, be safe:
- Know what you're doing
- Know the terrain
- ALWAYS CARRY, AND KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR GEAR!
So here's the deal: If you enroll in either our AIARE Level 1 course, or an Avalanche Awareness class, you'll be getting 20% OFF on essential backcountry items in Fall Line Sports! These items include: Avalanche Beacons, Probes, Shovels, Touring Gear (skins AND snowshoes), and even Packs!
*To sign up for a class, or to talk to a real person, please call: 206.812.4510 EXT. 4206. Offer is valid through Friday, March 9th 2012.*
AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education) Level 1:
This is a 3 day/24 hour course designed to introduce the back country enthusiast to the fundamentals of avalanche education. At the end of the course the student will: be able to recognizing avalanche terrain; know how to prepare for and plan travel in avalanche terrain: have a framework for decision making in avalanche terrain; be able to initiate an effective companion rescue in avalanche terrain. The class starts inside for lecture and powerpoint discussions, and then moves out to the mountain for hands on skills practice. All students are required to have skis or a snowboard for the back country. Touring gear including shovel, probe beacon and skins or snowshoes is required.
Course Schedule, AIARE Level 1:
- Friday-Sunday, January 20-22
- Monday-Wednesday, February 13-15
- Friday-Sunday, March 16-18
- Saturday, January 7
- Saturday, February 4
- Saturday, March 3
Heartsaver First Aid w/ AED & CPR:
For more information regarding these educational opportunities, please don't hesitate to call our Sales & Reservations office at 206-812-4510 ext. 4206.
NOTE: Classes can be offered on other times/days by special request for groups of 4 or more!