Level 2 Avalanche Class 4 day class


Includes Rescue Class, prerequiste for Level 2. Must already have a Level 1 to take this course.

  • Starts Jan 5, 2023
  • 900 US dollars
  • At Trailhead

Available spots


Service Description

Prerequisite: Avalanche rescue (8 hour). Scheduled for January 5, 2023 Course description. Certified class by American Avalanche Association pro member, certified instructor and course provider, Mike Duffy. Take your avalanche knowledge to the next level in route finding, group management, terrain and stability analysis. Learn to manage terrain according to avalanche problem(s) and the correct mindset for conditions. Stability test quantification and recording. Course covers applied information gathering and planning, field observations, communication, team work, decision making and travel in avalanche terrain. This is an intensive hands-on course that will build your confidence and skills. The riding in class. Must have intermediate mountain riding skills which could include: Downhill u-turns, maneuvering up and down the slope while sidehilling, 90 degree turns, tree riding, steep descents and climbs, complex terrain and tighter technical trees while on edge using wrong foot forward technique. Don’t worry, we all get stuck and will help you through sections. This is part of the group management and I train people how to ride snowmobiles in the backcountry. This is not a course for someone who is new to mountain riding. You should have the skill sets mentioned above. We are not responsible for damaged equipment. We are using Jeep roads, groomed trails and single track to access terrain in class. Will also be getting off trail and up to high elevation. Have your machines in excellent working order, fueled and ready. Course preparation: Be familiar with the Snow, Weather and Avalanche Guidelines Book. Especially CT, ECT, PST. Gear required: Snow study kit, Snow saw, transceiver, shovel, probe. The more pits you dig before class, the better. Each time you dig, you’ll learn something. Be familiar with the different stability tests and how to quantify. Compression test, Extended column test and Propagation saw test. What to bring: Transceiver (3 antenna), shovel, probe, tunnel bag, backpack or airbag pack, sunglasses, multiple pairs of gloves, sunscreen, face protection, survival and first aid gear, hat, food (lunch) and water for in the field, extra layers, head lamp, notebook, pens, pencil, camera. If you don’t have gear, please let me know and I can supply it. Dress warmer than expected. We are out in the elements for long periods of time at or above timberline. Bring a thermos with hot liquids if it


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