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.
#2 Do Your Homework Ahead of Time
Online Avalanche Awareness Courses We Recommend:
Books We Recommend:
#3: Dial in Your Layering System
This course could be the beginning of a rich life of experience in the backcountry
Cripple Creek Backcountry partners with AMGA-accredited guiding service Aspen Expeditions to offer comprehensive avalanche education and companion rescue training. We've written a blog post to give you some tips to best prepare for an introductory avalanche education course.