A3 Avalanche Level 2
American Avalanche Association (A3) – Level 2 – Avalanche Processes & Leadership
Mt. Shasta Backcountry, Mt. Shasta, California
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.
4 Days / 32 Plus Hours / 60% Fieldwork / $500.00
Lodging & Kitchen Access add: $160.00 – call for details – 888.797.6867
Avalanche Level 2 Course consists of 32 plus hours of instruction in lecture, video, discussion, and field study in the Mt. Shasta Backcountry. At least 20+ hours of which will be spent learning hands-on in the snow. A3 Avalanche Level 2 Course is designed to build on the basic information and skills developed in the Avalanche level one 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 A3 Avalanche Level 2 Course is lead by SWS Mountain Guide founder and A3 Certified Avalanche instructor Timothy Keating with over 35 years of mountain guiding experience. Our A3 avalanche instructor staff is comprised of A3 Professional Members with backgrounds as mountain guides, ski patrollers, and PSIA Ski/Splitboard instructors 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!