Avalanche Skills Clinic


$225 per person on scheduled dates

Private trips can be booked on any date under our private rates.

Length:1 day
Location:Central Oregon
Dates:January 4, 2024 - FULL
January 11, 2024
January 17, 2024 - FULL
February 16, 2024 - FULL

This course is suited for skiers and riders who want to learn about avalanches, but don’t have time for a 3 day more in depth course. Riders should know how to use their gear, and have experience with their layering system and maintaining comfort outdoors all day. This course does not cover backcountry skiing skills, so if you are new to the sport, it may be worth taking our Backcountry Riding Clinic first. This course is also a great preparation for our AIARE 1 course.

We’ll start the day by discussing some of the big-ticket concepts of avalanche safety. Learning how to identify avalanche terrain is a critical component of any ski touring trip. We’ll also discuss the 9 types of avalanche problems, and learn about how these problems interact with the terrain.

Once we leave our cars and head out to a tour location, we’ll spend a couple of hours learning to operate and search with avalanche beacons, practice probing and digging skills and then do a mock rescue putting it all together. After that, we’ll do a short tour, and practice identifying avalanche terrain, measuring slope angles. The day will finish with a short ski down back to the cars.

This is a great one day clinic that will expose you to the basics of Avalanche Skills!


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(541) 312-9242

Know Before You Go


Previous Ski Touring Experience is required for the Avalanche Safety Clinic. This is not a course for brand new backcountry skiers. If you haven’t been ski touring before, consider taking our Backcountry Riding Skills Clinic first.

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