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Introduction to Avalanches Field Session


Jan. 17th- Feb. 21st and Feb. 28th

  • Starts Jan 17, 2025
  • 295 US dollars
  • Meet at Trailhead

Available spots


Service Description

Introduction to Avalanches field session. Two day course. First day is an awareness course, which you can take anywhere in the country at locations where Mike Duffy of Avalanche 1 teaches, usually at BRP dealers. After taking classroom portion you sign up for the one day field session. Field session will consist of a daily plan, transceiver drills, stability test and rescue scenario. Field session will be held on the snow on MMRS permitted areas. Please note, all participants must be 18 years of age or older and be in general good physical shape as this class is challenging, especially at our high elevation. Participants will snowmobile up to 12,000 feet above sea level, and if you have a heart or other health condition that will be affected by the thin air, we do not recommend this activity. You must provide your own gear, including: Snowmobile must be in good running condition, no junkers. RENTAL SLEDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN. Backpack to carry all gear- doesn’t need to be airbag but highly recommended. All safety gear lives on your back, not your tunnel bag. Fitted helmet, 2 pairs of goggles, 2 pairs of gloves Good outerwear and warm layers for cold climate riding and extra gear like packable down jacket Three antenna avalanche beacon with battery life above 70% Probe Avalanche shovel FRS walki talki radio with full battery life Plenty of food and water to stay hydrated and energized all day All participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to participating in the Avalanche Course. We will be riding in several areas with multiple trailheads to choose from based on the trail conditions, weather conditions, and riding level of the participants. We will meet at the parking area each day at location determined the night before. Please make sure your vehicle is equipped with 4-wheel drive and snow tires to navigate snow packed roads. ​


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is as follows: ​ A 20% fee will be charged for any cancellations made within 5 days of the reservation and the remaining 80% shall be refunded towards the original form of payment, OR 100% of the original payment shall be credited towards a future reservation that must be within the same riding season. The credit will be fully forfeited if it is not used by the end of the 2022 riding season. For group riding clinics- If minimum of 2 participants is not met, clinic shall be cancelled and a full refund will be given.


Contact Details

970.531.4834

info@merciersmountainridingschool.com

24 County Road 524, Tabernash, CO 80478, USA


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