Winter Courses 2018-2019:

We'll teach you the fundamentals of backcountry travel in the winter months - avalanche education, winter climbing on ice and snow, or relaxed days trekking on snowshoes.  We also offer multi-day progression courses to bolster the skills of your favorite winter activity.   

Avalanche Level 1 - Recreational

Avalanche Level 1 - Recreational: certification course (3-day courses).

3-day courses with field travel travel on skis / boards each day. These 24-hour courses will betaught under the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche
Association (AAA).  Instruction in backcountry travel, terrain management & snowpack assessment.



February 1-3  (Cooke City, MT)


February 22-24  (Red Lodge, MT)



(rates: $399/ participant)    Lodging not provided.  

ICE CLIMBING  for all abilities

Winter Skills Seminar
(5 days, 2 courses  - Winter WFA, February 20-21 ; Avalanche 1, Feb 22-24)

This Seminar is a combined course with Avalanche Level 1 and WFA (Wilderness First Aid: 16-hour first aid field course).  Winter camping, terrain navigation, snow science and first aid. Winter camping skills taught; camping night of 24th.
(rates: $800 participant)

Optional to take 1 of 2 courses offered

February 20-24  (based out of Red Lodge, MT)

(rates:  $799/participant)  

Avalanche Level 2 - Recreational

Avalanche Level 2- Recreational: certification course (4-day course).

The Level 2 is a 4-day course that goes deeper into the science of snow metamorphism, while also focusing on group dynamics and communication.  Each day of the course will include field travel travel on skis / boards.   


This is a 30-hour course will betaught under the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association (AAA), for a Level 2 Rec certification)  

Level 1 Recreational certificate and intermeidate riding experience required.  


February 7-10  (Cooke City, MT)



(rates: $499/ participant)    Lodging not provided.  

Winter Skills Seminar


Winter Skills Seminar
(5 days, 2 courses  - Winter WFA, February 20-21 ; Avalanche 1, Feb 22-24)

This Seminar is a combined course with Avalanche Level 1 and WFA (Wilderness First Aid: 16-hour first aid field course).  Winter camping, terrain navigation, snow science and first aid. Winter camping skills taught; camping night of 24th.
(rates: $800 participant)

Optional to take 1 of 2 courses offered

February 20-24  (based out of Red Lodge, MT)

(rates:  $799/participant)  

Winter Skills

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