Registration Deadlines - all of our trips and most courses have registration deadlines. This is so we can prep gear and ensure that we meet our minimum registration requirements. Please make sure that you register before these deadlines to secure a spot on the trip.
Pre-Trip Meetings - Our Avalanche Awareness Course requires attendance at a pre-trip meeting/Classroom portion of the course. Course logistics will be discussed at this time. Pre-trip meetings are held in the Outdoor Program Trip Planning Room or Resource Center. Failure to attend this meeting may result in loss of trip fees and inability to participate in the course.
Equipment - All equipment necessary for our Avalanche Courses will be provided. In an effort to keep our costs down and limit the amount of cars used on our trips carpooling is required unless otherwise noted in the course description. Food is not provided and OP employees are instructors, not "guides" so plan to help out during the course.
Avalanche Awareness Course
Enjoying winter safely in the backcountry involves knowing how to recognize potential avalanche hazards. This course will focus on snow pack structure, snow metamorphism and more importantly, avalanche dynamics, terrain analysis, stability evaluation, route finding, safety and rescue. Day 1 is from 5 pm – 10 pm at the Rec Center. Day 2 is optional and in the field from 8 am – 6 pm. Fee includes equipment, instruction and clinic handouts. Transportation is by carpool.
Number of Participants: 15
Avalanche Review Course
This course is for individuals who have already taken an avalanche course either with CUOP or another organization and want a refresher on their field skills.
Times: 8 am - 5 pm
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Location: Mountain Research Center
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Class Room Portion: Outdoor Program Classroom
Registration Deadline: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Number of Participants: 10
Avalanche Beacon Clinic
Practice using a beacon and freshen up on your beacon search skills before powder starts flying. A limited number of beacons will be available for rental from the CUOP Rental Center for this clinic.
Number of Participants: 10
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