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Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche Awareness

February 25


Time: 12 PM 
Location: White River Room at Mt. Hood Meadows
Category: Special Events

Course Description 
Introduce and explain to students where and why avalanches occur. 
Describe who gets caught and why. 
Provide a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry. 

This course targets the  unaware backcountry traveler, and introduces the recognition of avalanche danger and how to reduce the risk. 

Student Learning Outcomes 
Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports.
Recognize basic signs of avalanche danger. 
Learn to avoid avalanche danger. 
Understand the need for companion rescue techniques and equipment. 

The course will utilize interactive presentation materials and local case histories and encourage questions from the audience. Participants that are more than casual users of the backcountry are encouraged to take a multiple day avalanche course.


No required equipment. This course will take place indoors. 


Please sign up for this FREE course by emailing avalanche.awareness@skihood.com