American Avalanche Association (A3)- Level 2
Avalanche Processes & Leadership
Classroom Sessions: SWS Mountain Guides Lodge, Mt. Shasta, California
Field Sessions: Mt. Shasta Backcountry
4 Days / 40 Plus Hours / 60% Fieldwork/ $500.00
Lodging in SWS Mountain Guides Shasta Bunk House 4 nights, with full Kitchen access, add: $160.00 – call for details 888.797.6867
Avalanche Level 2 Course taught by A3 Certified Avalanche Instructor Timothy Keating. Course Curriculum is Certified and Approved by American Avalanche Association
A3 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.
The A3 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 is 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 front and backcountry. Included in the course curriculum is the latest advances in avalanche rescue techniques & equipment. Our Level 2 course is perfect next step for a variety of winter recreationists; ski mountaineer’s backcountry skiers and climbers.
Our instructor staff for the Avalanche Level 2 Course is lead by 35+ year mountain guide and A3 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 12 clients
Instructor to Client Ratio: 1:6
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