NSP Avalanche Level 1

This Class is at capacity. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any more students


     More and more skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers are accessing the backcountry every winter in search of untracked powder and adventure. Backcountry terrain is neither controlled nor patrolled, and under the right (or wrong!) conditions, avalanches can turn adventure into tragedy.

     While large avalanches can easily destroy anything in their path, smaller avalanches are more often responsible for injuries or death to people. The survival rate for someone caught in an avalanche is one in three. These sobering statistics indicate that it is critical to be well-versed in both avalanche avoidance and avalanche rescue techniques.

      NSP has been educating ski patrollers and other search and rescue personnel since 1957, making it the oldest and most experienced provider of avalanche education for professionals in the U.S. Recently, NSP has expanded its program, offering avalanche education for general recreationists as well. All NSP avalanche courses meet or exceed curriculum recommendations established for each course by the American Avalanche Association.

     All avalanche education courses are taught by NSP-certified avalanche instructors who have undergone rigorous training and evaluation of technical knowledge and teaching skill.

Know Before You Go program. This program, in collaboration with the Utah Avalanche CenterFriends of CAIC, and Recco, is designed to increase basic avalanche awareness and education for youth.

     The Field Day portion of this class will be held on a date to be determined later in the ski season.

September 16th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   September 17th, 2017 5:00 PM
U.S. Forest Service Visitors Center Conference Room
2525 Kyle Canyon Rd.

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Avalanche 1 Course $ 175.00
Avalanche 1 Course (NSP - Member Rate) $ 90.00

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