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.

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

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

Fall 2022 Section 2, Starting on: 11/16/2022

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 Nov. 16th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Dec. 2nd through Dec. 4th. 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
11/16/22 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 301
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.

Fall 2022 Section 1, Starting on: 11/17/2022

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. Class meets on-campus on Nov. 17th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Dec. 2nd through Dec. 4th. 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
11/17/22 Th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 204
Tuition: $350.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $434.00      

Instructor: JOSHUA BECKNER

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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