Classroom Sessions: SWS Mountain Guides Lodge, Mt. Shasta, California
Field Sessions: Mt. Shasta Backcountry
4 Days / 40 Plus Hours / 60% Fieldwork/ $450.00
Lodging in SWS Mountain Guides Shasta Bunk House 4 nights, with full Kitchen access add: $165.00 – call for details 888.797.6867
Avalanche Level 2 Course taught by AAA Certified Avalanche Instructor Timothy Keating. Course Curriculum is Certified and Approved by American Avalanche Association Certified Avalanche Level 2 Course Curriculum.
Avalanche Level 2 Course consists of 40 plus hours of instruction in lecture, video, discussion, and field study in the Mt. Shasta Backcountry. At least 24+ hours of which will be spent learning hands on in the snow. Avalanche Level 2 Course is designed to build on the necessary information and skills developed in the Avalanche level 1 course and then explore deeper into the up to date science behind avalanches. The goal is to give students a more technical understanding how avalanches develop and release so that they might be able to make safer life-saving decisions.
Our course is perfect for a variety of winter recreationists; backcountry skiers, ski mountaineer’s, snowmobilers, as well as professionals, including; backcountry rangers, ski patrol, and other winter professional working in the out-of-doors.
The Avalanche Level 2 Course is a more advanced field study aimed to give a greater understanding of snow science and how avalanches develop and release. A review of snow mechanics along with avalanche hazards evaluation taught through both lectures and hands-on training. The field study portion will focus on the newest snow assessment techniques to help develop solid decision making in the both the front and backcountry. Included in the course curriculum is the most modern advances in avalanche rescue techniques & equipment.
Our instructor staff for the Avalanche Level 2 Course is lead by 35+ year mountain guide and AAA Certified Avalanche Instructor Timothy Keating. The remainder of our team comprised of mountain guides, ski patrollers, and ski/split board guides that have a wide variety of real life experience in avalanche terrain. Book today to get into the course that might one day save a life, maybe even yours!
Departure: Mt. Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 6-8 clients
Instructor to Client Ratio: 1:5/6
Prerequisites: Avalanche Level 1 or Level 1 Refresher in last five years & course provider’s recommended reading. Note: Level 1 cannot be attended in the same season as Level 2