Monitor changes in the snowpack while traveling in the backcountry
Click here for a video of our field day during the AIARE Level I Course.
“Ryan and I attended a level I Av class, it was amazing. We received top notch education intertwined with in-the-field practice. Both guides are extremely experienced, and professional; yet somehow keep you laughing and having fun the whole time. The food was great tasting and plenty. I feel a bit more confident now about making in...formed decisions in the back country, and now have the resources to refer to if I have questions or need direction. Thank you PPG!”Michele Young-Latter
2015 Backcountry Skills Classes
One day classes aimed at honing your backcountry skills
Introduction to the Backcountry 8 hours $185
JAN. TBD 8am @ the HUB/Brundage or Tamarack. New to the backcountry? This class provides pack w/ beacon, probe, & shovel, lunch, lift ticket (one ride), and qualified instructors to show you the ropes, from interpreting the avalanche forecast to route selection and good travel protocols. Intermediate skiing ability and good attitude required.
Companion Rescue 4 Hours $60
JAN. TBD 2pm @ Brundage or Tamarack. This course covers how to organize a rescue, utilize modern rescue equipment, shoveling techniques & lots of practice.
Avalanche terrain identification Dates TBA
Tamarack Stash Patrol Education Dates TBA
AIARE Level 1 & Level 2 Avalanche Courses
2014 -2015 CLASS SCHEDULE
LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE 24 HOURS $350/PERSON
DEC 12 - 14 or DEC 19 -21
2 DAYS CLASS/FIELD ; TOWN/BRUNDAGE 1 DAY LICK CREEK FIELD TRIP
All AIARE classes are taught under the guidelines established by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education and are instructed by qualified AIARE instructors.
IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY DUE DATE (30 DAYS PRIOR TO START OF TRIP), YOUR RESERVATION MAY BE CONSIDERED CANCELLED. IF YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION, YOU’LL RECEIVE A 75% CREDIT FOR A FUTURE RESERVATION, ONLY IF WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT. IF YOUR DATES ARE NOT FILLED YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR PAYMENT. NO REFUNDS. DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR BUSINESS, IN AN UNPREDICTABLE WINTER ENVIRONMENT, ALL TRIPS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR DELAY, RELOCATION, OR CANCELLATION DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER OR AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. FULL CREDIT FOR A FUTURE RESERVATION WILL BE GIVEN IF WE CANCEL DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER OR AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS, UNLESS WE CANCEL CLASSES OR TRIPS DUE TO INSUFFICIENT RESERVATIONS, THEN YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE REFUNDED.