The 8 hour Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the Level 2 and Pro 1 courses.
The Prival 8 hour Avalanche Rescue Course is a full day course that should be taken at least bi-annually to keep rescue techniques, gear new industry standards current. New to Rescue? Learn the basics of companion rescue. Seasoned Backcountry traveler or professional? Refine and elaborate on skill sets with advanced topics and realistic scenario and triage practice.
-As Prepared by the AAA Education Committee-
– Understand and describe the importance of anticipating and knowing when you are entering into avalanche terrain
– Group Plan communication
– Understand and demonstrate priorities, actions to take if involved in an avalanche (as a victim or responder)
-Demonstrate effective application of search techniques by leading or participating in companion rescue for one and two beacon burials within specified times and search areas
-Understand and demonstrate methods and strategies used in locating burials without beacons
-Describe likely medical issues to anticipate once buried victims are excavated
-Understand the need for additional medical training
-Understand how to request EMS resources and what to expect with larger ICS responses
Who Should Take this Course
The Avalanche Rescue Course is an 8 hour full day course for new and experienced recreational riders, and aspiring and current snow safety professionals.
The 8 hour Avalanche Rescue course must be taken prior to attending the Level 2 andpro courses. Snow safety equipment required.
Prival is now an accredited provider for The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) all course instructors are certified by AIARE to teach at or above the level of avalanche education course listed here.
All course sign ups directly benefit the Prival Foundations Mission
To increase the public’s awareness of the natural world as both a health-enhancing resource and a delicate ecosystem by providing educational resources and encouraging diversity in the outdoor industry.