Avalanche Fundamentals - Level 1
Academic Noncredit

Practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Level 1 certificate upon completion of course. No camping required.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Avalanche Fundamentals - Level 1 (PRTS 207)

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 01/10/2023

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 10 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 13-15. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/10/23 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: JACK STAUSS

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2023 Section 2, Starting on: 01/11/2023

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 11 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 20-22. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/11/23 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2023 Section 3, Starting on: 01/12/2023

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students will earn a certificate of completion. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 12 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 27-29. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/12/23 Th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 225
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2023 Section 4, Starting on: 01/24/2023

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 24 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 3-5. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/24/23 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: NICHOLAS MCEACHERN

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2023 Section 5, Starting on: 01/25/2023

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 25 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 10-12. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/25/23 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2023 Section 70, Starting on: 01/26/2023

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 26 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb 17-19. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php . PLEASE CONTACT CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. This class meets at the Sandy Campus at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. For directions call 801.587.2520 or visit https://sandy.utah.edu

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/26/23 Th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm SANDY 105
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: KYLE TOOHEY

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

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