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 2020 Section 2, Starting on: 11/11/2020

As per University of Utah guidelines, this will be a fully online course. The pre-course meeting will be held via a synchronous Zoom meeting on November 12th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The curriculum will regard travel in avalanche terrain, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. The class will begin the date of the pre-course meeting and all online curriculum must be completed by December 6. Aside from the meeting on November 12th, all curriculum will be delivered asynchronously. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
11/11/20 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm CANVAS
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

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 2020 Section 1, Starting on: 11/12/2020

As per University of Utah guidelines, this will be a fully online course. The pre-course meeting will be held via a synchronous Zoom meeting on November 12th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The curriculum will regard travel in avalanche terrain, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. The class will begin the date of the pre-course meeting and all online curriculum must be completed by December 6. Aside from the meeting on November 12th, all curriculum will be delivered asynchronously. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
11/12/20 Th 6:00 pm -9:00 pm CANVAS
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

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.

Spring 2021 Section 1, Starting on: 02/16/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets Feb 16 only. Field classes Feb 19-21. No camping required. This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. Students will earn a certificate of completion. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch; PRTS 1457, Backcountry Ski Guide; PRTS 2008, Avalanche-Level2; and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php .

Date(s) Day Time Location
02/16/21 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm JAMES TALMAGE BLDG 140
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

Spring 2021 Section 2, Starting on: 01/19/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets Jan 13th only. Field trip Jan 22 - 24. No camping required. This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. Students will earn a certificate of completion. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch; PRTS 1457, Backcountry Ski Guide; PRTS 2008, Avalanche-Level2; and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneiou.php .

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/19/21 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm JAMES TALMAGE BLDG 130
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

Spring 2021 Section 3, Starting on: 01/19/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class meets Jan 20 only. Field classes Jan 29 – Jan 31. No camping required. This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. Students will earn a certificate of completion. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch; PRTS 1457, Backcountry Ski Guide; PRTS 2008, Avalanche-Level2; and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneiou.php .

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/19/21 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm LIFE SCIENCE BLDG 107
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

Instructor: NICHOLAS RUSHFORD

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

Spring 2021 Section 5, Starting on: 02/02/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. No camping required. Class meets Feb 2 from 6-9pm. Field session takes place on February 12-14. This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. Students will earn a certificate of completion. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch; PRTS 1457, Backcountry Ski Guide; PRTS 2008, Avalanche-Level 2; and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php .

Date(s) Day Time Location
02/02/21 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm WILLIAM STEWART BLDG 104
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

Spring 2021 Section 6, Starting on: 01/01/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. No camping required. Class meets February 17th from 6-9pm. Field session takes place on February 26 - 28. This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. Students will earn a certificate of completion. This course teaches to the modern Recreation Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch; PRTS 1456, Backcountry Ski Guide; PRTS 2008; Avalanche Level 2; and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact nate.furman@utah.edu. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php or contact the Registrar’s Office at (801) 581-8969.

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/01/21 - 05/09/21 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm MARRIOTT LIBRARY 1130
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

Instructor: ZACHARY SNAVELY

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

Spring 2021 Section 70, Starting on: 01/26/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. No camping required. Class meets Jan 13th from 6pm to 9pm. Field Session takes place on January 22-24. This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. Students will earn a certificate of completion. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch; PRTS 1457, Backcountry Ski Guide; PRTS 2008, Avalanche-Level2; and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneiou.php .

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/26/21 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm GC 4700
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $84.00 = $396.00      

Instructor: NATHAN FURMAN

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

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