We partner with AMGA-accredited guiding service Aspen Expeditions to offer comprehensive avalanche education and companion rescue training. We have a list of valuable resources to help best prepare you for one of these courses. Keep reading for our top three tips on how you can best prepare for an avalanche training course.
#1: Practice Touring Before Your Course
1. Transition your equipment (bindings, boots, poles) from uphill to downhill mode
2. Take off and put on climbing skins
3. Layer appropriately for uphill touring and downhill skiing/riding
4. Understand efficient skinning technique
5. Check your equipment for proper fit and function (boots!, bindings, skis, skins, layers)
Learning the skills of ski touring/splitboarding before getting to your avalanche education course will set you off on the right foot. Since you're already dialed with backcountry travel and self care, you can now give full focus to the avalanche education and companion rescue.