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Avalanche Education - Ymir Peak - Backcountry At Whitewater

Avalanche Education

Must Know Backcountry Info

Whitewater Ski Resort offers a variety of avalanche safety and backcountry courses for skiers/snowboarders with a wide range of experience. Be educated, be prepared. Bookings now open!

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January

January 2-4, 2023

AST 1 #2 - **FULL** email for waitlist

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn hot tips and tricks from Whitewater’s own Snow Safety personnel on how to make the most of your backcountry adventures. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and provide a great setting to meet your future touring buddies.

January 6-8, 2023

Youth AST 1 #1

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn from Whitewater’s Snow Safety personnel on how to stay safe and make smart choices when exploring the backcountry. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and lots of time for questions to get the most out of your course.

January 13-15, 2023

AST 1 #3 - **FULL** email for waitlist

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn hot tips and tricks from Whitewater’s own Snow Safety personnel on how to make the most of your backcountry adventures. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and provide a great setting to meet your future touring buddies.

January 22, 2023

Managing Avalanche Terrain **FULL** email for waitlist

This one-day course gives you the lowdown to navigate through complicated avalanche terrain, on your way to find the best turns on the mountain. Our small course sizes provide a great environment to learn, with dialed instructors and endless terrain to choose from.

Your morning begins learning how to plan a day trip using the best resources available. Then head outside to put your plan into action! You’ll begin to assess terrain and snow conditions as you travel and adapt to the conditions you find.

January 27-29, 2023

AST 1 #4 **FULL** email for waitlist

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn hot tips and tricks from Whitewater’s own Snow Safety personnel on how to make the most of your backcountry adventures. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and provide a great setting to meet your future touring buddies.

February

February 6-8, 2023

AST 1 #5 **FULL** email for waitlist

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn hot tips and tricks from Whitewater’s own Snow Safety personnel on how to make the most of your backcountry adventures. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and provide a great setting to meet your future touring buddies.

February 10-12, 2023

Youth AST 1 #2 **Course Full**

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn from Whitewater’s Snow Safety personnel on how to stay safe and make smart choices when exploring the backcountry. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and lots of time for questions to get the most out of your course.

February 17-19, 2023

AST 1 #6 

An evening classroom session, followed by two action-packed field days beginning at Whitewater Ski Resort - exploring decision making, avalanche dynamics and self-rescue skills while moving through backcountry avalanche terrain.

Learn hot tips and tricks from Whitewater’s own Snow Safety personnel on how to make the most of your backcountry adventures. Small group sizes allow for a supportive learning environment with one-on-one feedback and provide a great setting to meet your future touring buddies.

March

March 5, 2023

Managing Avalanche Terrain

This one-day course gives you the lowdown to navigate through complicated avalanche terrain, on your way to find the best turns on the mountain. Our small course sizes provide a great environment to learn, with dialed instructors and endless terrain to choose from.

Your morning begins learning how to plan a day trip using the best resources available. Then head outside to put your plan into action! You’ll begin to assess terrain and snow conditions as you travel and adapt to the conditions you find.