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Level 2 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass (WAITLISTED)


  • Classroom: Independence Mine Visitor Center 23264 Gold Cord Road Palmer, AK, 99645 United States (map)

Tuition: $550 Per Person.                           JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE

The course is centered around avalanche hazard evaluation, observation, and decision-making, and offers a unique opportunity to practice those skills at Hatcher Pass or Turnagain Pass. Classroom sessions focus on the development of the snowpack, understanding the avalanche problem, including persistent and deep slab instabilities, avalanche mechanics and utilizing snow and weather resources to trip plan. In the field, Level 2 curriculum concentrates on snow stability evaluation techniques, detailed snowpack analysis, and documentation. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to documentation and record keeping as per the Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observation Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG) handbook.