ATBO-152 - Winter Back Country Travel Level 1

Minimum Credits: 2 Length: 40 hours Prerequisites: ATBO 151 Ski/Snowboard Instructor, or equivalent experience. Also, students must be 19 years old to take this course. Corequisites: ATBO 105 Delivery Method: On-campus Cost: $243.52 Lab Fees: $354.25 Total: $597.77 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/ATBO152.pdf

This course is designed to teach students the skills necessary for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in avalanche terrain. Topics include appropriate equipment selection and use, uphill and downhill travel techniques, navigation and route finding in the mountains. A large focus of this course is learning about travelling in avalanche terrain, and learning how to identify and manage the avalanche risk.