This course is meant to teach you avalanche rescue skills and increase your likelihood of survival in an avalanche situation. The course emphasizes that education and avoiding getting caught in an avalanche is the best plan, while rescue is just a backup in case everything goes wrong. The course also promotes a culture of routine avalanche rescue practice and attendance of an avalanche rescue course every two years.
Start with an introduction and an explanation of course logistics and an intro to avalanche rescue. After a short departure check, participate in a rescue demonstration, a rescue skills breakdown, and single burial scenarios. After a lunch break, engage in advanced topics, scenario practice and assessment, and learn about patient considerations and evac protocols.