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LEVEL I and LEVEL II BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSES

Wallowa Alpine Huts offers Level I and Level II avalanche courses designed for "the earn your turn" skier/rider. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. The courses are 5 days in length with 1 full day in a classroom and 4 days of fieldwork. Last day is split between left over topics and free-skiing!

Students stay in backcountry yurts and work together in small groups during the field sessions, 5 students to 1 instructor. Course emphasis is on risk management and group dynamics in addition to the traditional focus on terrain, weather, and snowpack.

http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/pdf/EDCOMM_Table_071008.pdf

Course instructors have many years experience in mountain guiding and backcountry snow assessment. You earn a certificate and have ample opportunity to learn and ask questions in a small group setting 5:1.

Tuition includes all meals, lodging, bedding, and course materials. You provide your own skis(splitboard), boots, & poles, rescue gear(which can be rented). Please refer to site gearlist and check in with us about equipment/gear needs.

LEVEL I McCully January 22-24, 2016 (Wednesday - Sunday)

Arrive Tuesday 1/21 evening to Chandler's Inn in Joseph, OR. Classroom session is Wednesday 1/22 in Enterprise, OR. Lodging is also provided Wednesday night in Joseph. (If you're local we'll refund lodging). Ski into the WingRidge (7500' elev.) Thurs. 1/21. This area has excellent alpine backcountry ski terrain. You stay 32nights in cozy yurts where you will enjoy excellent meals and evening camaraderie. Time for carving turns is built into the course agenda. Cost is $700.00 / person.

LEVEL II Norway January 7-10, 2016 (Thursday-Monday) Arrive Wednesday 1/6 evening to White Fir in Halfway, OR. Classroom session is Thursday 1/7 in Halfway, OR. Lodging is also provided Wednesday night in Halfway. (If you're local we'll refund lodging). Ski into the Norway Basin Yurts (7000' elev.) Fri. 1/8. This area has excellent alpine backcountry ski terrain. You stay 3 nights in cozy yurts where you will enjoy excellent meals and evening camaraderie. Time for carving turns is built into the course agenda. Cost is $700.00 / person.

These courses are strenuous backcountry trips. Advanced or expert skiing skills are required. Participants must possess a strong fitness level. Full payment in advance is necessary to confirm your place in each course.

Cancellation Policy: Credits or refunds are only granted for personal injuries or family emergencies that occur prior to the trip. All students must sign a “Acknowledgement of Risk” .

For more information please contact: Wallowa Alpine Huts 500 N River St. Enterprise, OR 97828 (541) 398-1980 info@wallowahuts.com