This class is designed for mountain riders who want to bring their avalanche skills up to the same level as their riding skills. Because machines become more advanced every year, high-level avalanche skills are becoming more and more necessary. The course will be taught and led by Bret Rasmussen with instructors from the Backcountry Institute and Utah Avalanche Center. It will focus on:
- Avalanche terminology
- Using the avalanche forecast
- Terrain evaluation
- Mountain weather
- Mountain snowpack
- Observations and tests
- Group management and decision making
- Avalanche Rescue
November 2 – Classroom session 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM in Logan, UT
Location: Zbroz Racing (700 W 1700 S, Logan, UT 84321)
December 21-22 – All day field sessions in the mountains near Logan, UT. The exact location will be determined based on snow cover.
Students must be able to travel in mountainous terrain on a snowmobile or snowbike and will need to bring that machine to the field sessions. It needs to be a modern machine. Students will also need to bring avalanche rescue gear that includes an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe.
Ride Rasmussen Style is an accredited provider for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Instructors with BCI and the UAC are both professional members and/or Certified Instructors with the American Avalanche Association.