avalanche skills course montana


Course Overview

This is a 3 day course held at the Woody Creek Cabin, designed to fill the gaps of a Level 1 or Level 2 Avalanche Course, regarding safe travel on snow in the mountains. The class will largely consist of travelling up, down, and around the mountains surrounding The Woody Creek cabin to demonstrate proper decision making techniques for travelling in avalanche terrain safely and efficiently. Completion of a Basic or Level 1 avalanche course is a prerequisite for all participants. The Woody Creek Cabin is a 2 1/2 mile ski tour from downtown Cooke City. The terrain surrounding the cabin varies from low angle glades, to big ski mountaineering objectives, making it a perfect place to discuss and learn how to safely travel and recreate in avalanche terrain. This course is the perfect confidence builder for people who want to make more informed decisions in the backcountry and is a great stepping stone for working towards the Ski Mountaineering Course.

  • Cost:$595 (Includes lodging, food for weekend, course materials)
  • Location: Woody Creek Cabin (backcountry ski cabin), Cooke City, MT

Course Includes

  • Course Instruction and materials
  • Lodging
  • Food



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Course Topics

  • Weather and Snowpack discussion
  • Trip planning
  • Route finding skills/basic map and compass use
  • Travelling in mountainous terrain safely (up and downhill travel)
  • Companion rescue and avalanche transceiver skills
  • Proper use of backcountry skiing and riding equipment
  • Avoiding accidents/Decision making in the backcountry
  • And of Course POWDER SKIING!


Location Start End Cost Spots
Sign Up Woody Creek Cabin 2018-02-23 2018-02-25 595.00 10 spot(s) left