Avalanche Safety-Workshop

Avalanche Safety |  Friday, February 11th & Saturday, February 12th | Friday 7-8pm, Saturday 9am-3pm | Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center | $40

The GNFAC along with the Friends of GNFAC and Ennis Continuing Education are sponsoring this course.

Classroom: Pre-recorded lectures will be sent out upon registration. Topics include:

  • Intro to Avalanches and Avalanche Terrain Recognition
  • Mountain weather and the development of a seasonal snowpack
  • Decision Making and the Human Factor
  • Basic Companion Rescue

Field participants must watch recorded lectures prior to their field session.

There will be a LIVE Q&A session via ZOOM, hosted Friday, February 11th from 7:00-8:00pm. We will recap the lectures and answer any questions you may have prior to your field course. A link to the ZOOM session will be sent to you via email. The field session is included with tickets and will be held at Jack Creek Preserve on February 12th from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

*Participants in the field course should have basic skiing and snowboarding skills with the appropriate equipment to negotiate “groomed” intermediate ski runs. Please bring skins or snowshoes for uphill travel if you have them. Although not required, an avalanche rescue beacon, shovel, and probe will be very helpful for the field session.

**Pre-registration is REQUIRED!

***Proceeds go to the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and includes a BCA Slope inclinometer and ECT cord.