“AVALANCHE AWARENESS / COMPANION RESCUE: SPLITBOARDER EDITION
A free splitboard demo from Pallas Snowboards or Chimera Snowboards is included in cost of this course. Browse splitboards here and Please make a note at checkout for your desired board and if you would like to demo a shovel, beacon and probe as well.
December 23rd is open to all Splitboarders
The January 6th course is focused to but not limited to Women – Non-binary & wom+n Identifiying folks in our effort toward inclusive and comfortable course experiences.
This course is a 3 hour Avalanche Awarness / Companion Rescue course completed at the Prival Center in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
This course is for you whether you’re a seasoned backcountry adventurer, a side country slayer, or looking to get out on your first adventure. Reviewing and testing your skills of the essential equipment is pivotal to returning safely from a day in the mountains.
Travel in the backcountry begins with a firm foundation in the theory and use of essential rescue/retrieval equipment. In the Prival Building Blocks course you begin with an overview of the following:
-How to use an avalanche forecast and weather observations to formulate backcountry travel plans
-Hands on work with our instructors and trained professional athletes
-Learning the theory and techniques for properly using an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel
-In a controlled environment, simulate single and multiple burial scenarios, learning how to efficiently and effectively locate and extract a buried victim
This course includes a one hour video lecture and two hours of companion rescue field work. Standing outside for the duration is required, dress accordingly.
After completing the rescue course you can choose to continue into the afternoon with an informal tour with the Pallas and Chimera Crew as they provide tips and tricks for moving through the backcountry efficiently, with an overview of equipment, transitions, uphill travel technique, and how to best pack food, layers and other essentials.
Please note a portion of all course fees go toward mountain education for a less fortunate community member.
Remember in the event of an avalanche CPR and or first aid is almost always issued. Continuing your education into proper basic life support and advanced avalanche safety skills is a must. We look forward to helping you begin your quest for knowledge towards the backcountry avalanche chain of survival.”
All Courses are Private and available with a minimum of four students and maximum of Six.
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.