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Jones Avalanche Awareness Month

Mountain Safety / Seth Lightcap
11
Dec

This December marks Jones Snowboard’s fourth annual Avalanche Awareness Month. We feel December is the ideal month to refresh your understanding of Avalanche and Emergency First Aid skills so you are prepared and well-practiced to make good decisions for the rest of the winter.

The first step in expanding or refreshing your avy skills is to take a professional course. Online articles and videos about avalanche education topics provide valuable supplemental knowledge but there is no substitution for taking a class. To understand how to safely study and observe the snowpack you need to spend a few days in the field with the experts.

There are more avalanche courses offered in North America this winter than ever before. If you have been interested in taking a course but never have, or have taken the Level One and have wanted to take Level Two, now is the time!

As the above video from the Utah Avy Center stresses, knowledge is power when it comes to making safe choices in the backcountry and an avy course is the best place to build this educational foundation. Once you know the facts, your experience in the field will be that much more rewarding and informative because you will know better what you see in the snowpack as you travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of most avy courses offered in the US:

For classes in Canada visit – http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/ast/courses

December

14-15 | Stanley, ID | AAI Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

12-14 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

12-15 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 2 | [email protected]

12-15 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

13-14 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

13-15 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Brundage and Lick Creek, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-16 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

17-19 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

17, 19, 21, 22 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

19-22 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

20-21 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 2 Refresher | [email protected]

20-22 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

20-22 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-29 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-29 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

28-30 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-30 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-30 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

January

2-5 | Joseph, OR | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

2-5 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Bozeman, MT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | North Conway, NH | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

6-8 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7, 9, 11, 12 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

9-11 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

9-12 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

9-12 | Leavenworth, Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass, Icicle Creek, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

9-12 | Brundage and Lick Creek, ID | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

9-12 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

9-12 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

10-12 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Seatle and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Sawtooth Mountains, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

11-16 | Jackson, WY AAI Level 3 | [email protected]

14-16 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

14-17 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 2 | [email protected]

17-19 | Sawtooth Mountains, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

16-19 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

16-19 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

17-19 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Leavenworth and Blewett Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Bozeman, MT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Mount Shasta, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | Olympia and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | Stanley, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-29 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

30-Feb. 2 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

30-Feb. 2 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

30-Feb. 2 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | Brundage and Lick Creek, ID AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb.3 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

31-2 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

February

2-8 | Stanely, ID | AIARE Level 3 | [email protected]

3-5 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-6 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

4, 6, 8, 9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

6-9 | Leavenworth, Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass, Icicle Creek, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

7-9 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Seattle and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Lake Placid, NY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

8-11 | Bozeman, MT | AAI Level 2 | [email protected]

8-13 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 3 | [email protected]

10-12 | Sun valley, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

11-13 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

14-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

14-17 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

14-17 | Mount Shasta, CA | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

20-23 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | experts@whitepinetouring.com

20-23 | Stanely, ID | AIARE Level 2 | getaway@sawtoothguides.com

21-23 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | james@alpineinstitute.com

21-23 | Olympia and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | james@alpineinstitute.com

21-23 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

21-23 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | info@jhmg.com

22-25 | Bishop and Mammoth, CA | AIARE Level 2 | sp@sierramountaincenter.com

24-27 | Salt Lake City, UT AAI Level 1 | avalanche.institute@gmail.com

25-27 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | info@jhmg.com

27-Mar. 2 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 | avalanche.institute@gmail.com

28-Mar. 2 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | amgaguide@gmail.com

28-Mar. 2 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | sp@sierramountaincenter.com

28-Mar. 2 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | gkaraffa@ems.com

28-Mar. 2 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

28-Mar. 3 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 2 | james@alpineinstitute.com

March

3-6 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | info@aspenexpeditions.com

4, 6, 8, 9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

7-9 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | amgaguide@gmail.com

7-9 | Bellingham and Mount Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | james@alpineinstitute.com

7-9 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | gkaraffa@ems.com

7-9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

7-9 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | experts@whitepinetouring.com

7-9 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | info@jhmg.com

10-12 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@aspenexpeditions.com

13-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | info@totalclimbing.com

14-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

14-16 | Mount Shasta, CA | AIARE Level 1 | info@shastaguides.com

14-16 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | info@jhmg.com

15-17 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | gkaraffa@ems.com

21-23 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@aspenexpeditions.com

21-23 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

21-24 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | gkaraffa@ems.com

22-24 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | sp@sierramountaincenter.com

28-30 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

29-31 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | gkaraffa@ems.com

April

3-6 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | info@totalclimbing.com

4-6 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@aspenexpeditions.com

4-6 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | info@totalclimbing.com

5-7 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | gkaraffa@ems.com

Author
Seth Lightcap

Category
Mountain Safety

Published on
11 December 2013

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