The Avalanche Terrain Avoidance seminar (ATA):The Avalanche Terrain Avoidance seminar is a basic course to help you recognize when and where avalanche danger may exist and how to avoid it. Sources of information and methods for planning avalanche-safe routes will be presented. This seminar will not teach you about beacons, probes or avalanche rescue. The seminar is offered in November, January and February: one evening classroom session with an optional field day. There is no prerequisite.
This seminar WILL NOT teach you about beacons, probes & avalanche rescue.
These subjects are taught in the AIARE Level 1 School for those who DO WANT to travel in avalanche terrain safely.
No, you don’t have to have heavy snow pack to learn how to assess avalanche terrain.
Information for the 2016-2017 Season
Session 1: December 7, 2016. Lecture 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Optional Field trip 12/10/16
Session 2: January 11, 2017. Lecture 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Optional Field trip 1/14/17
Session 3: February 1, 2017. Lecture 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Optional Field trip 2/4/17
NOTE: THERE ARE TWO REGISTRATIONS FOR EACH LECTURE DATE – ONE REGISTRATION FOR LEADERS; ONE REGISTRATION FOR NON-LEADER MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC
REGISTRATION FOR THE OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP DATES ARE LISTED UNDER ALL TRIPS, LEADER BRAD COTTEN