Snow Safety For Youth Course
This course is about keeping our youth safe on the slopes at club fields & educating them about snow safety awareness. The course is aimed at youth who like to venture onto the more challenging slopes and the goal is to give our youth the skills to understand the terrain they are riding in.
This one day course been specially designed by our course instructor, local expert and internationally certified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide Anna Keeling. The course will teach our kids not to be complacent about avalanche safety and assume that the snow is always stable and head outside patrolled boundaries without thinking about snow stability.
Date: September 27 or 28th 2016 (day dependent on weather conditions)
Introduction: we will:
- talk about where to get avalanche information and how to interpret the Avalanche Advisory.
- look at the avalanche procedures in place at Broken River.
- focus on transceiver use and companion rescue.
- focus on identifying avalanche terrain - measuring slope angles and slope aspect in order to understand what is avalanche terrain and what is safer terrain.
- touch on snowpack assessment as this is an important concept to grasp. Due to time constraints, we will not go into snow profiles or snow pack tests in any depth.
Our last run (conditions permitting) will be into Allan’s Basin and we’ll work on safe travel protocols for when passing through avalanche terrain. We will remain inside the defined ski area of Broken River for the day.
Time: 9am-4pm. Meet at Palmer lodge.
Partcipant age: 12 to 18 years.
Participant ability: Strong intermediate skiers (can ski all of Allan’s Basin in most conditions).
Max participant number will be 8.
Parents may attend the introduction at 9am and then rejoin us for the final ski through Allan’s Basin at the end of the day.
- Transceiver of acceptable vintage - nothing from the 90’s!
- Shovel and probe (Snow safety gear can be rented from Gnomes, CHILL or Bivouac)
- Compass & Slope clinometer (Options: the Suunto SC 7 does both; Normal compass; compass app; clinometer app; BCA clinometer available at Chill or Gnomes)
- Back pack to carry your gear
- Extra warm layer and extra gloves (as hands get wet from digging)
- Goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen etc
- Lunch and drink (we’ll plan on having lunch at Palmer Lodge. Lunch can also be purchased there.)
2016 Price: $85.00
(Note: Payment by Visa, M/C & Debit Cards attract a 2% surcharge)
To Book or register your interest: email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday 22nd September.