Ski Guide Training for Southwest Adventure GuidesJanuary 14, 2010
More Ice Climbing in Silverton and OurayJanuary 16, 2010
Last weekend’s Level 1 Avalanche course
was a huge success. We had numerous folks from around the four corners come for three days of avalanche education. The weather was beautiful with some cold mornings and clear, blue sky days to make for a educational and enjoyable course.
After the first day of learning in the classroom, we headed out for the next two days of practice in the field. It was great to see people become proficient with their companion rescue skills, intrigued by the layers in the snow pack, and enjoy great touring to highlight the knowledge that we had learned throughout the course. We had some great snow to ski/ride as the icing on the cake. We had planned out some good tours along with alternate plans that resulted in excellent learning by all. Joined the last day by three individuals refreshing their avalanche skills, everyone had a great time and walked away with a greater understanding of making better decisions in the backcountry.
Gareth heading for the top of Prospect Bowl
Looking toward the top of Prospect Bowl
Lots of Skiing in great snow
Dave after a good run
Stephanie digging out her companion
Meagan on the flux line
Michael's fine search
Skinning off Red Mountain Pass