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December 27-30, 2023 – One Two Hour Evening Session & Three Day Sessions
The Prival Level 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers looking to take on a leadership role or contribute significant terrain, weather and snowpack information to a small group or avalanche center in the form of a formal observation.
– as prepared by the AAA Education Committee –
-Link season weather history and relevant snowpack processes to current snowpack structure and layering.
-Use local avalanche advisory as well as other resources available, including remote weather stations, reports, and forecasts.
-Contribute to group discussions in order to create an avalanche hazard assessment without a local advisory.
-Prioritize relevancy of observations and snowpack tests based on avalanche hazard and problem(s) and apply at a local scale. Recording observations in a field book.
-Gain deeper understanding of avalanche formation, triggering, and release mechanisms, including links to Avalanche Problems.
-Recognize and manage risk: human factors, motivations, objectives, and limitations
– through planning and communication.
-Apply tools for planning, decision-making, and travel with consideration of group risk management and awareness of safe margins.
-Practice travel protocols and techniques to mitigate risk exposure in a variety of avalanche terrain situations and challenges.
Who Should Take This Course
The Level 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken a Level 1 and an 8 hour Avalanche Rescue Course and have had at least a year of backcountry travel
experience. The Level 2 provides the backcountry user looking for the information to take on a leadership role in a backcountry group or trip.
Participants must have the ability to travel in avalanche terrain. A Level 1 Course (certificate) or equivalent Level 1 training is required. A minimum of one winter of
practical experience after completing a Level 1 course is required before taking the Prival Level 2 course. AAA approved one-day (8 hour) Avalanche Rescue Course. Certificate required
Prival is now an accredited provider recognized by the American Avalanche Association. All course instructors are certified A3 members trained to teach at or above the level of avalanche education course listed here.