Certified A3 Avalanche Rescue Course

A3 Avalanche Rescue Course

Companion and Team Avalanche Rescue
Mount Shasta and Bear Valley California

Taught by A3 Certified Avalanche Instructor and A3 Professional Member
Course Curriculum is Approved by  American Avalanche Association Avalanche Rescue Course Curriculum
1 Days / 8 Plus Hours /  $185.00

A3 Avalanche Rescue Course is a new component of the American Avalanche Associations (A3) progression of avalanche education. The fundamental goal of the course is to give participants the skills necessary to safely perform a companion or team rescue in the event of an avalanche incident.

Avalanche Rescue

The A3 Avalanche Rescue Course revolves around four core curriculum areas: Avalanche Rescue Principles, Avalanche Equipment and Applications, the Companion Rescue Process, and Avalanche Victim Basic Care. With the completion of this one-day course, participants should have a better skill set for understanding the hazards of avalanches, what is required to perform a search of one or more buried individuals, and what is necessary to rescue a victim once found.

While this course can be taken by itself, it is not intended to replace the A3 Avalanche Level 1 Course. Additionally, the  A3 Avalanche Rescue Course is a prerequisite for people looking to take the American Avalanche Association (A3) Recreational or Professional track avalanche series; Avalanche Level 2, Pro-1, Pro-2 and the ProSAR courses.

The California Ski Guides instructor staff is composed of a combination of  A3 certified avalanche instructors, A3 professional member with experience as ski patrollers and professional backcountry ski and splitboard guides. All of our A3 avalanche education staff members have real-world avalanche experience from years of guiding around the world. They will be your instructors in some of the critical, essential hands-on learning that you could ever do.

Departure: Mt. Shasta or Bear Valley, California
Group Size: Limited to 12 clients
Instructor to Client Ratio: 1:6
Prerequisites: Winter Travel; Avalanche Level One course recommended but not required.

California Ski Guides Sponors

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