The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and Friends of GNFAC are sponsoring this course.
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Time: 12 noon until 5pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 315 Yellowstone Ave - classroom
Date: Friday, December 21, 2012 - all day field session
The lectures will be conducted during an afternoon (12-5 p.m.) followed by a full day field course. Topics covered include: avalanche terrain recognition, the affect weather has on avalanche hazard, the development of the mountain snowpack, decision making skills, and basic search and rescue procedures. Participants in the field session will each need a reliable snowmobile and basic mountain riding skills. An avalanche rescue beacon and shovel are required.
Cost: a $50.00 donation to The Friends of the Avalanche Center is requested.
THIS COURSE MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR GALLATIN NF SNOWMOBILE GUIDES CERTIFICATION.