SheJumps x Sun Valley Guides | ID | Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Course is happening on Saturday, January 07, 2023 at 08:00AM MST at 401 Lewis St and It's Free
This course is being offered in partnership between SheJumps and Sun Valley Guides. Please visit theSun Valley Guides event registration pageto register for the course. Please note “SheJumps” on your application when you register. This course costs $520.
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Covid restrictions on resorts and travel opened the door to a new wave of backcountry exploration. As female skiers and split boarders broaden their scope to include backcountry terrain, avalanche skills are as important as ever. Join SheJumps and Sun Valley Guides this January for an Avy 1 certification course with like-minded female adventurers.
This new course led by Sun Valley Guides is comprised of 2 days of field time, which will be spent tour planning, learning and practicing beacon rescues, learning to travel safely through the backcountry, and a whole lot more. The other day will consist of online learning geared to be at your own pace. It will consist of videos, presentations, and quizzes to mark learning. This information will be sent ahead of time and must be completed before the start of the course. There will be Zoom meeting check-ins to answer any questions from the outline module, cover an equipment assessment and lay out our expectations for the field days.
This intensive course is a comprehensive introduction to avalanche phenomena as it relates to backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The course format will emphasize practical avalanche awareness and safety measures through hands-on learning. The entire backcountry course will be based in Ketchum and the field portion in the mountains of the Wood River headwaters. The course format will comprise a mix of classroom theory and field practice while touring and evaluating avalanche terrain. Students will receive a certification of completion for a Level 1 Avalanche Training Course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association. Course text included.
This trip is led by Sun Valley Guides. Registration MUST be completed through the Sun Valley Guides website.Click here to register.This course costs $520.
All participants attending this event must agree to the SheJumps COVID of Conduct.
All participants must sign the SheJumps Participant Waiver prior to participating in this event.
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