Avalanche Rescue Course
Avalanche Rescue Course

Avalanche Rescue Course

Regular price $200.00

*2022-23 Season Dates TBD

Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course that covers the basics of companion rescue as well as the current best practices in rescue techniques and gear. Students receive professional coaching on their rescue skills and timed practice with realistic scenarios. This course is intended for those new to the backcountry. The course should also be retaken on a regular basis to keep skills sharp and to stay up to date with advancing rescue techniques and technology.

This course is recommended for anyone completing a Rec Level 1 course and it is a mandatory prerequisite for both the Recreational Level 2 Avalanche Course and the Professional Avalanche Progression. We implement an internationally vetted curriculum and state of the art knowledge from MountainSafety.info. SAS is one of the charter organizations of this working group of international mountain safety education groups. The course meets the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association.


Why choose us?

SAS is a laboratory of best practice. As the nation's longest running avalanche education provider, we take great pride in developing new ways forward; testing and employing approaches and strategies in our courses and operations, training future generations of snow pros and annually participating in national/international efforts to continuously refine the tools, technologies, tactics and techniques of avalanche education, snow safety and rescue. The School that introduced the US to avalanche training in the 20th century, continues to lead what avy ed looks like in the 21st century.