In our fast-paced engaging courses, you will spend half your time outside of the classroom in realistic scenarios, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The nationally recognized NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics. Their dynamic educators have practiced medicine in both wilderness and urban environments deliver the rigorous curriculum. You will leave this course with the tools and confidence to manage major injuries and illness in the backcountry.
This class has given me the most important part of riding deep and steep slopes. Showed me how to be calm and to know what I'm doing in an avalanche.
This course helped me to understand how weather and terrain effect snow conditions and how to collect and discern critial information for safe skiing in the backcountry. Even though I have almost no science background, the instructors made everything very accessible to learn and practice.
Companion rescue was a very valuable course. I am a novice backcountry skier and I was made welcome and all of my questions were answered sincerely.
The AAS level 2 class dove deeper into avalanche and group mechanics. The knowledge presented in the course will help preapre students wanting to take the next steps in backcountry travel. I feel much better equipped to make well informed snow travel. I feel much better equipped to make well informed snow travel decisions- even if limited information is readily available.