Avalanche Level II
Boulder Mountaineering School, CMC Boulder Group
The Ski Patrol's Level II Avalanche Course is designed to train students to lead avalanche rescues and to provide them with comprehensive avalanche knowledge to support rescue decision making. Specifically, the training includes: Avalanche, Meteorology Fundamentals, Mountain Snow pack, Stability Evaluation, Safe Travel & Terrain Analysis, Self Survival and Rescue, Avalanche Rescue Organization, Special Medical Considerations and Avalanche Transceiver Search.
The course consists of 5 evening lecture sessions and 3 all day field trip. If you have any questions about this course please contact the clinic.
Student Equipment: Field trip will be in a winter avalanche environment of intermediate backcountry terrain. All students will need to be prepared for standing around all day and staying warm. In addition, each student Participants must have or rent an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed a Ski Patrol Level I (Basic) Avalanche Course or provide documentation of comparable education
Required Text: : Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper, and Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals. A fee reduction can be made for those who already have textbooks.
Additional Information: All students must complete a written exam before receiving full credit for the course. The exam and texts can be sent out prior to the course for an additional postage fee. Please, arrange this with the course coordinator. Participants will need to have advanced intermediate ski ability and travel capability in both backcountry and downhill environments, mountaineering skis, or snowshoes in the backcountry and downhill, snowboard, or telemark gear for the ski area.
Application and Student Waivers