RECM 0050. Avalanche Safety I

Units: 4
Formerly known as Forestry 38
Advisory: Students should have an intermediate level of proficiency at skiing or snowboarding, and have backcountry access and climbing capability
Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 laboratory)
Designed to help winter enthusiasts assess avalanche hazard through field observation of weather, terrain, and the mountain snow pack. Field sessions in stability evaluation, terrain analysis, and route selection are conducted, applying theory learned in the classroom. Necessary equipment: beacon; probe; shovel; snowshoes, snowboard, or freeheel skis. (CSU)