A3 Avalanche Rescue
Companion & Team Rescue Clinic
Bear Valley, California
Taught by AAA Certified Avalanche Instructor and AAA Professional Member
Course Curriculum is Certified and Approved by the American Avalanche Association Avalanche Rescue course curriculum
1 days / 8 hours / Cost: $185.00
Avalanche Rescue Course is a new component of the American Avalanche Associations 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 incident.
The Avalanche RescueCourse revolves around four core curriculum areas: Rescue Principles, Equipment and Applications, the Companion Rescue Process, and 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 they are found.
While this course can be taken by itself, it is not intended to replace the Avalanche Level 1 Course. Additionally, the Avalanche Rescue Course is a prerequisite for people looking to take the Avalanche Level 2 Course, Pro-1, and the ProSAR courses.
The California Ski Guides instructor staff is composed of a combination of certified instructors, ski patrollers, and professional backcountry ski and Splitboard guides. All of our staff members have real-world avalanche experience from years of guiding around the world. They will be your instructors in some of the essential hands-on learning that you could ever do.
Departure: Bear Valley, California
Meeting at: California Ski Guides Office - Bear Valley Lodge
Group Size: Limited to 12 clients
Instructor to Client Ratio: 1:6
Prerequisites: Winter Travel; Avalanche Level One course recommended but not required.
Best Airport: Sacramento, Ca.