Backcountry 101 - Youth Avalanche Education

This course is specifically designed for youth new to the backcountry. Heavy on practical, usable skills and local information, this is a great place for students to start building their avalanche skills. Recommended age range for this course is 13-17 years old. Alyeska Resort makes an ideal setting for young backcountry users, allowing BC 101 participants to maximize field and practice time. Students will finish the course with understanding of:

  • Avalanche formation

  • Recognition of red flags for avalanche hazard

  • Safe travel techniques

  • Self-help and backcountry rescue

  • Decision-making

  • Terrain analysis

  • Interaction with local avalanche professionals & online resources

Course Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (8 hours)

Additional Course Information For All Backcountry 101 Students